DJ SPINNA @ SPIKE LEE’s *Do The Right Thing* 35th Anniversary-Block Party, BK

June 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Do The Right Thing Way (Stuyvesant Ave btwn Lexington Ave & Quincy St) BK NY, 11221 -> Sunday 6•30•24 - FREE Entry!

Sunday 630•24

SPIKE LEE’s *Do The Right Thing* 35th Anniversary-Block Party. #DTRT35

12:00PM Till 6PM /  All Ages / FREE Entry! 

DTRT -> “Set in New York’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and constrained to a single block within it, *Do The Right Thing Way* Lee exposes a slice of American life in a way that is rife with humor, though that softens none of the ugly realities it exposes. We follow Mookie (played by Lee himself) as he goes about his life on the hottest day of the summer, meeting his girlfriend Tina (Rosie Perez), friends Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito) and Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), and pizzeria owner Sal (Danny Aiello) among a host of other characters that pepper the neighborhood. When Buggin’ Out gets into a feud with Sal over the lack of black people represented on Sal’s “Wall of Fame” (which is comprised entirely of famous Italian Americans including Frank Sinatra and Robert Deniro), tensions reach a boiling point. It’s then that Do the Right Thing shifts fully from a playful romp through New York to an unsettling recognition of America’s deep-seated racism.”

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a Black neighborhood should showcase Black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

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