Monday 19 Oct 2020, 18:30
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighbourhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate and tensions rise.
Directed by and starring Academy award winner Spike Lee, Do The Right Thing is a smart, vibrant and urgent tale which explores race relations in America and the rippling effects of police brutality.
This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent