U.S., 1989, 120 min, 35mm, Dir. Spike Lee, Rated R, Universal Pictures
“It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.” – Roger Ebert
Bed-Stuy is about to explode as tensions rise during the hottest day of the summer. Especially pertinent in light of recent events around the country, Spike Lee's examination of race relations in late 80s New York City was the film that solidified him as a singular auteur and a pioneer of the new black cinema. From Rosie Perez's iconic opening dance number set to Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" to Lee’s own portrayal of 25-year old Mookie, Do the Right Thing is one of the all-time classic summer movies. But the film is also an indictment of the violence endemic to not just New York but the entire United States. Nominated for two Academy Awards, Lee’s colorful tale is not to be missed. Come listen to the story of the Right Hand, Left Hand.
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.