Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Heat and tension fill the air in Spike Lee’s career-making classic Do the Right Thing.
Starring Lee himself, amid an incredible ensemble cast featuring John Turturro, Ossie Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Bill Nunn and Rosie Perez in her debut role, Do the Right Thing depicts a single day in the life of a Brooklyn street.
We watch as the inhabitants bicker and argue, flirt and love, joke and debate. Tensions between African American and Italian American neighbours escalate in the hot sun as an act of thoughtless violence unleashes terrible consequences, breaking the fragile generational and racial accord. Shot in vibrant colour, full of wit, music and exuberance, and with an equal eye for comedy and heart-breaking tragedy, Lee’s honest and searching film is just as superlative now as on its 1989 release.