Do the Right Thing

Hip Strip Movie Night


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Sun, Feb 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Missoula Senior Center Sun, Jul 18, 2021 8:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Presented by the Missoula Black Collective
Run Time:120 min
Release Year:1989
Sponsored By:The Missoula Black Collective
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Spike Lee
Cast Members:Danny Aiello, Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, John Turturro, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Edson, Ro
Writers:Spike Lee


Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence. Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen.

Presented by The Missoula Black Collective!