The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: DO THE RIGHT THING
Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)
Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s powerful DO THE RIGHT THING at Crosstown Theater. Mookie is the pizza delivery man for Salvatore. Salvatore has owned his pizzeria for 25 years and seen a change from being a neighborhood made of Italian immigrants to one mostly inhabited by African American and Puerto Rican residents. Salvatore loves the community but is rooted in his own traditions. The pizzeria features a Wall of Fame that only highlights Italians. The film really begins when neighborhood activist Buggin’ Out questions Salvatore as to why there are no pictures of black celebrities in a neighborhood made up almost entirely of black and brown people. Often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Film Registry, DO THE RIGHT THING features Spike Lee himself as Mookie, Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, and OSSIE DAVIS AND RUBY DEE!