Do the Right Thing

Film/Video

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Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee, 1989

Wexner Prize: Spike Lee

Among the most significant voices in American cinema, film director Spike Lee epitomizes the ideals of the Wexner Prize, which honors a contemporary artist in any field whose work has been consistently original, influential, and challenging to convention. This award recognizes Lee’s groundbreaking feature films, documentaries, television movies, music videos, and commercials.

Sat, Feb 9, 2008 7 PM

One of the seminal films of the 1980s, the provocative Do the Right Thing depicts the ultimately tragic tensions swirling around a pizza joint in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood on a sweltering summer day.

The film became a lightning rod for discussions by the mainstream media about issues of race. The illustrious cast includes Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Lee, and many more. (120 mins., 35mm)

Trailer:

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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