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Do the Right Thing: film screening
February 11 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMFree
Black Artstory month 2020 salutes Fort Greene and Clinton Hill African-American artists and activists that creatively and courageously wielded their words in pursuit of a higher cause through the SOME WORDS festival. Programs will be held for all ages, from art installations to oral history shares/collections, to film screenings…
You are invited to view Do the Right Thing at Walt Whitman Library, a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee. The story explores a Brooklyn neighborhood’s simmering racial tension, which culminates in violence and a death on a hot summer day.
The film was a commercial success and received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Aiello’s portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner. It is often listed among the greatest films of all time. In 1999, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, in its first year of eligibility, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.- From Wikipedia