CineSPEAK screens Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing"
CineSPEAK will be screening Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, with a pre-screening party + post-film conversation at Lightbox Film Center.
On Friday June 28th, join us at Lightbox Film Center (3701 Chestnut St) for Spike Lee’s masterpiece DO THE RIGHT THING: Fight the Power (30 Years Later) with pre-screening party + post-film conversation.
PARTY @ 5:30-7PM
Mix-it-up at the Lightbox Film Center’s Back Porch at a hot summer night’s reception proudly sponsored by Miller High Life -- featuring cold brews and pizza (of course!) set to the sounds of the late 80s. **Included with ticket price**
FILM @ 7PM
POST-FILM TALK BACK--
Stick around for an inter-generational conversation, 'Fight the Power: 30 Years Later', with community organizers and filmmakers contextualizing the iconic work through a contemporary lens.
$10 GENERAL ADMISSION
$8 STUDENTS / SENIOR / LIGHTBOX MEMBERS
ABOUT THE FILM:
Spike Lee / USA / 1989 / Digital / 125 min
Do the Right Thing, written, directed and produced by Academy Award-winning director, Spike Lee, is a sweltering exploration of race, class + morality – as played out on one block in the Brooklyn New York neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant on the hottest day of the year.
The cinematic masterwork’s deeply resonant thematic explorations are met with equally poignant technicolor cinematography by Lee’s long-time collaborator, Ernest Dickerson, original music by Bill Lee, Branford Marsalis + Public Enemy and mesmerizing performances by legendary actors including -- Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez and Spike Lee, himself.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
Content Warning: Racist + derogatory language; images of police violence + murder on/of black and brown individuals; brief nudity.
ABOUT OUR WORK:
CinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema.
We promote community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.
Connect with Us + Follow the Journey!