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Closing Night: Do the Right Thing—25th Anniversary

 
 
Sun, Jun 29, 2014
  • 5PM
  • 9PM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 120min
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $20 (Movie Moguls free)
GENERAL PUBLIC:  $25
 
+  Q&A with Spike Lee & cast at 5pm; intro by Lee at 9pm
 
 
 
 
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Co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Directed by Spike Lee | 1989

With Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro

"Comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time"
—Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

BAMcinématek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present this 25th anniversary celebration of Spike Lee's masterpiece, presented on the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater. In this landmark Brooklyn classic, the streets of Bed-Stuy boil and tensions run high on the hottest day of the year. Loaded with an amazing supporting cast (including Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, and Rosie Perez) and music by Public Enemy, Do the Right Thing swings effortlessly from satire to social commentary, and 25 years after its controversial release it remains an important cultural touchstone for a very different Brooklyn.

The screenings will kick off a 12-day retrospective, looking back on three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints and commemorating the 15th anniversary of BAMcinématek, which launched in 1999 with a survey of Lee’s career.

Tickets 
Added Screening 
 

Intro by Spike Lee

The 5pm screening is sold out, but tickets are available for an added screening with an intro by Spike Lee at 9pm.

Pricing for the 9pm screening is as follows:
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $10 (Movie Moguls free)
GENERAL PUBLIC: $15

Co-presented by
Talks 
Q&A 
 

with Spike Lee and cast at 5pm

The 5pm screening will feature a Q&A with Spike Lee, actors Danny Aiello, Ricky Aiello, Rosie Perez, Joie Lee, and Bill Nunn, editor Barry Alexander Brown, producer Jon Kilik, and production designer Wynn Thomas. The Q&A is moderated by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

 
 
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By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective
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On the 25th anniversary of Do the Right Thing, BAMcinématek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences look back on nearly three decades of stylish, edgy, and ever-inventive Spike Lee Joints. 

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Sun, Jun 29, 2014
 
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Sun, Jun 29, 2014
 
 
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Spike Lee and BAMcinématek commemorate the life of the pioneering actress at this special free event.

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