December 16th, 2012: Do the Right Thing (1989)

Do the Right Thing

Cast and Crew:  Spike Lee (Director, Screenwriter); John Ridley (Story); Bill Lee, Public Enemy (Music); Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Martin Lawrence, Rosie Perez

What It’s About: On the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, neighborhood racial tensions boil over.

Why Watch it Today?: The Howard Beach racial attack, referenced in the climax of today’s film, occurred on this date in 1986.

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