Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee (1989, 120 min.). Portraying the diversity of NYC through three small Brooklyn businesses: a storefront radio station, a convenience store, and Sal's Famous Pizzeria, the only white-operated business in the neighborhood. Sal has one black employee, Mookie (Spike Lee), who wants to make a living, but lacks ambition. When one of Mookie’s friends notes that Sal's "Wall of Fame"—a photo gallery of famous Italian-Americans—excludes people of color, Mookie demands a neighborhood boycott. As tensions and temperatures are already running high, the boycott has tragic consequences. Lee’s film demonstrates how people and their interactions ultimately define a city.
Do the Right Thing
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $8MFA members, seniors, and students
- $10Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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