Spike Lee’s breakout hit is one of the most controversial and important American films of the last few decades. Lee stars as Mookie, a pizza deliveryman in Brooklyn, who is caught in the middle of tensions between his Italian-American boss, Sal, and the African-American community that patronizes Sal’s pizzeria. Dealing with questions of race relations, police violence, and tolerance, Do The Right Thing is as timely and thought-provoking today as it was in 1989.
Widescreen Wednesday Series – Films We Love
Join us for a series of films hand-picked by professors from the School of Theatre, Film & Television! Every film buff has a list of personal favorites – movies that have a special significance. Maybe it’s a film you loved as a kid, or one that resonates with you today. At each film screened this year, a faculty member will give an introduction that not only gives fascinating historical and artistic context, but also explains why they chose their particular film. Bonus: each feature will be preceded by the presentation of a short film made by a student in our Bachelor of Fine Arts program!