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Do the Right Thing
Essential Cinema in 35MM
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 7:00 PM
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, resentment and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
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Admission Adult - $8.00
Admission Student/Senior/Military - $7.00
Admission Youth (13 and Under) - $5.00

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The Roxy Theater is proud to present Essential Cinema in 35mm, a monthly series of the most iconic and important films the artform has to offer, presented in stunning 35 millimeter. This February, The Roxy is celebrating one of Spike Lee's most powerful achievements, still relevant in its 30th year.

Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Spike Lee's thought-provoking and powerful drama Do the Right Thing chronicles the events that lead up to a race riot between the residents. The action takes place on the hottest day of the year and centers around a pizza parlor owned by Italian-American Sal. It's a popular hangout for the neighborhood youth. The events leading up to the confrontation are presented episodically and center around, Sal (Danny Aiello), his aimless employee Mookie (Spike Lee) and his pal, the radical Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito), who is irritated that Sal's "Wall of Fame" (containing only pictures of famous Italian-Americans) contains no African-American faces and therefore tries unsuccessfully to get the neighborhood blacks, including Mookie, to boycott the restaurant.