February 11, 2023
1601 Irving St
Rahway, NJ 07065
35MM Film Series: Do the Right Thing
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is the feature film debut of Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez. The story explores a Brooklyn neighborhood’s simmering racial tension between its African-American residents and the Italian-American owners of a local pizzeria, culminating in tragedy and violence on a hot summer day.
The film was a critical and commercial success and received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Aiello’s portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner…In 1999, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. — Wikipedia
Come enjoy free popcorn, an organ concert on our “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” at 7:00 p.m., The Betty Boop short- “Betty Boop & Henry”, and Do The Right Thing, widely considered one of the greatest films of all time, on our big screen in 35mm!
RATED R | Run Time: 2 Hr.
To purchase accessible seating- call the UCPAC Box Office: (732) 499-8226