Do the Right Thing at 20

It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the unwarranted warnings of possible “incendiary” reactions among the black community upon the release of Do the Right Thing. Though it did not incite the predicted violence, it did spark dialogue about race in the United States. The seminal Spike Lee joint, released in June 1989, has since been named to a myriad of best film lists and is included in the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress as a “culturally significant” film.

On February 26, the fine folks at ImageNation will present in their 5th collab with Lincoln Center, a 20th anniversary celebration and screening of Do the Right Thing. The invitation-only event begins at 6pm with a Settepani-catered reception and a performance of the Public Enemy anthem, Fight the Power, by Chuck D and indie rockers Apollo Heights. The screening begins promptly at 7pm and will be followed by a cast and crew discussion moderated by Stew (of Tony-award winning Passing Strange.)

Join ImageNation by February 18, 2009 and receive a complimentary invitation to the festivities at the Walter Reade Theater. 70 Lincoln Center Plaza at 165 West 65th Street in Manhattan.



2 Responses

  1. Sharon, thanks for making me realize just how old I am. Seriously though, I remember very clearly how I felt when this move came out and the emotion running through Brooklyn. It was a good moment in time. Big Ups to ImageNation

  2. I was pregnant with my firstborn as walked through the streets of Brooklyn during the filming of this movie.

    I am extremely proud to say my Firstborn is the most radical revolutionary I know.

    Both this movie and Crooklyn are viewing staples in my home.

    Peace & Blessings

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