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Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' with Spike Lee In Person and Brand New 35mm Print

Thompson on Hollywood By Katelyn Trott | Thompson on Hollywood May 23, 2014 at 2:32PM

The Academy will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's seminal "Do the Right Thing," with the director and yet-to-be-announced guests in person during two separate screening events set to take place coast-to-coast: one in Los Angeles at LACMA, and the other (where else?) in Brooklyn at BAM.
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The Academy will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's seminal "Do the Right Thing," with the director and yet-to-be-announced guests in person during two separate screening events set to take place coast-to-coast: one in Los Angeles at LACMA, and the other (where else?) in Brooklyn at BAM.

A quarter century ago Lee introduced the world to the hottest summer day a single block in Brooklyn has ever seen. As the heat cranks up, the composure of the multi-racial Bed-Stuy neighborhood completely loses its cool, leading to serious consequences.

The film kicked off the careers of Martin Lawrence, Samuel L. Jackson and John Turturro. Danny Aiello nabbed a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as beleaguered pizzeria owner Sal Fragione, while Lee scored an Original Screenplay Oscar nod.

The Academy is debuting a brand-new 35mm print from its Film Archive. While the guests will vary by venue, Lee will appear with the film on both coasts.

Both events are in late June -- here's more info on the BAM screening, and the LACMA screening.

This article is related to: News, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Classics, Spike Lee


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