Do The Right Thing
Directed by Spike Lee, 1989
Rated R, 120 minutes
Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.
Introduction and post-screening discussion with Roxana L. Walker Canton,
Fairfield University assistant professor of visual and performing arts
$10 general public, free for Fairfield University students, staff, and faculty
What begins as an uproarious comedy evolves into a provocative, disquieting drama as director Spike Lee chronicles trivial events that bring festering racial tensions to the surface on a sweltering day in a largely black Brooklyn neighborhood.
Supported, in part, by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences