CINECULTURE: Do The Right Thing

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Denise Blum

Jan 28, 2008, 4:02:52 PM1/28/08
Cineculture Club presents:     

Friday, February 1st

Celebrating African Peoples' History Month

Do the Right Thing (1989)
5:15PM @McLane 121
Free admission

Director: Spike Lee . USA. 120 min. English. Rated R.
An exposé of racial tensions in a New York City neighborhood one scorching summer day. "Do The Right Thing was a cause celebre, more breathlessly (and fearfully) awaited than any American film of its time. Director Spike Lee appeared on the cover of Newsweek, and Oprah and Nightline each devoted an entire show to the film. Behind all the stories was the concern that the film would ignite the very kind of violence it was made to deplore. As Ed Guerrero has noted, this fear has straight-jacketed films of social criticism since the turn of the last century."
                                Kevin Hagopian, Penn State University

In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Post-screening discussant: Dr. Meta Schettler (Asso. Professor, Africana Studies)

Cineculture Club promotes cultural awareness and addresses diversity issues through film and post-screening discussion.

President: Roxanne Villaluz
Advisor: Denise Blum

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