Friday, January 5, 2018
8:00 pm–10:10 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Spike Lee (USA, 1989, 125 min.). Digital.

It's the hottest day of the year, but the residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, are keeping it cool. The older guys have a beer on the stoop, the kids break open a fire hydrant, and Mookie (played by 32-year-old Spike Lee) and his girlfriend Tina (Rosie Perez) get creative with ice cubes. But tempers flare when Sal (Danny Aiello), the Italian-American owner of the local pizza joint where Mookie works, refuses to add Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. to the restaurant’s all-white “wall of heroes.” As tensions rise, what started as an easy summer day turns into a night Mookie and his neighbors will never forget.

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival.

Watch the trailer

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Past Dates and Times

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.