Join us for a 30th anniversary screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, followed by a discussion with Yale's Daphne Brooks, Aimee Cox, and Daniel HoSang. The Oscar-noinated screenplay by Lee sets tensions to boil on a hot Bed-Stuy day. Siskel and Ebert both named it the best film of 1989, and it's one of just six films to be added to the National Film Registry in its first year of eligibility. The first feature film for Rosie Perez and Martin Lawrence, Do the Right Thing also stars Lee, Danny Aiello (who scored an Oscar nomination for the role), Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.
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7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
This Democracy in America and Treasures from the Yale Film Archive screening is presented by 320 York Humanities, Films at the Whitney, and the Yale Film Study Center with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
What is Treasures from the Yale Film Archive?
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Study Center and screened at the Whitney Humanities Center.