Lee’s groundbreaking third feature, set on a single block in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on summer’s hottest day, features a large ensemble cast including Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and then-newcomers John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson and Rosie Perez. It earned Oscar® nominations for Original Screenplay (Lee) and Best Supporting Actor (Aiello).
LOS ANGELES (FRIDAY, JUNE 27)
“Do the Right Thing” 25th Anniversary Screening
8:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater on LACMA campus
Moderated by John Singleton
Panel discussion includes Spike Lee, costume designer Ruth E. Carter, casting director Robi Reed, production supervisor Preston Holmes and former Universal executive Tom Pollock.
NEW YORK (SUNDAY, JUNE 29)
“Do the Right Thing” 25th Anniversary Screening and Conversation for Closing Night of BAMcinemaFest
Co-presentation with BAMcinématek
5 p.m. on the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater
Moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Panel discussion includes Spike Lee; actors Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn and Rick Aiello; film editor Barry Brown; and production designer Wynn Thomas.