Spike Lee Honored With ‘Do The Right Thing Day’ In Brooklyn
Brooklyn is showing mad love to Spike Lee, the visionary filmmaker who showcased the borough in the legendary movie Do the Right Thing. The breakthrough film continues to maintain relevancy and keep people talking and now will forever be remembered in Brooklyn on June 30th.
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams made the proclamation on Tuesday, on the 25th anniversary of Lee’s seminal film. A massive block party is scheduled for this Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the neighborhood in which Do the Right Thing is set.
The 1989 film, which was nominated for two Oscars, chronicled a scorching hot day on a Bedford-Stuyvesant block weaved with the boiling-over of racial tensions. Upon release the film received a heavy amount of critical disdain yet in time the film has garnered tremendous praise including notoriety from the late Pulitzer Prize winning critic Roger Ebert who listed it as one of the best films ever made.
Congratulations to Spike and may his film continue to educate.
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