Originally released in 1989, Do the Right Thing was added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress in 1999 and re-released by the Criterion Collection in 2019. Considered by many as Lee’s breakthrough film, his depiction of racial tensions on a brutally hot day in Brooklyn NY are just as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. This discussion with Prof. Lee and Assoc. Dean Antonio will examine the timeless themes that remain relevant since the film’s release. Attendees are strongly encouraged to see the film prior to the discussion.

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Spike Lee & Sheril Antonio