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    Watch: Spike Lee Powerfully Mixes Footage Of NYPD Chokehold Victim With 'Do the Right Thing' In Video Response

    One of the more heartbreaking and infuriating headlines of the past few days has come from New York City. Last Friday, five NYPD officers engaged with 43-year-old Eric Garner, who was stopped under suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. The situation escalated with the officers smothering and chok...

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    Spike Lee, Fashion Icon? The Famed Director Talks About How He Reflects Pop Culture in His Films

    The "Do The Right Thing" director appeared at a panel for the release of his line of New Era red Yankee caps and discussed the way his characters' fashion are a product of their times.

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    Spike Lee & Cast Talk 'Do The Right Thing' At BAM 25th Anniversary Screening

    Walking the streets of Brooklyn now is quite a different experience than it was, say, about 25 years ago. Or is it? One might posit the same issues are still here, just repackaged. And based on the detailed representation of this urbanized-gentrified-evolving city in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,...

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    The Hottest Day Of Summer: Spike Lee's Landmark 'Do The Right Thing' On Its 25th Anniversary

    25 years ago this coming Monday, for the first time, audiences watched Mookie put a trashcan through the window of his place of work, Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. In the film this is the culmination of a day of ratcheting tension, simmering and seething in the rising temperature of the hottest day of summ...

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    The 9 Best Indie Films with Interlocking Story Lines (and 4 of the Worst)

    "Third Person" jumps from Paris to Rome to New York as it traces the hidden connections between three very different men. Here's our list of the nine best hyperlinked narratives and the four that didn't make it work.

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    BAMcinemaFest Line-Up Includes ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Boyhood’ & 25th Anniversary Screening Of ‘Do The Right Thing’

    BAMcinématek has announced the complete line-up for its annual BAMcinemaFest, and it might be the best in its six-year history. Running Jun 18-29, the closing night picture will be the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” with Lee and cast in attendance, the opening night picture wi...

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    The Sixth Annual BAMcinemaFest Lineup is Chock-Full of American Indies

    The slate for the sixth annual BAMcinemaFest is set. Running June 18-29 in Brooklyn, BAMcinematek's festival will kick off with Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" and close with a special 25th anniversary screening of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing."

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    Watch: 5 Movies Roger Ebert Championed Including 'Do The Right Thing,' 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Monster' & More

    As many of The Playlist team wrote earlier today, the late Roger Ebert was instrumental for many of us discovering a nurturing what has become a lifelong passion of cinema. And much of that has to do with "At The Movies," his influential long running show with Gene Siskel (and in later, less satisfy...

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    Exclusive: Spike Lee Explains What Happened To Mookie & Sal After The End Of 'Do The Right Thing'

    Jason Bourne might be back this weekend, but there's one return that we're a little more excited about: Spike Lee, who has a new movie in theaters for the first time since 2008's "Miracle At St. Anna." And while that picture was a sprawling, World War Two epic, his latest, "Red Hook Summer," is a re...

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    5 Things You May Not Know About 'Do The Right Thing'

    On a weekend where record temperatures were being recorded in New York City, and elsewhere in the U.S., it's appropriate that two of the best films in theaters, "Magic Mike" and "Take This Waltz," both revolve around long, hot summers. And it's doubly appropriate that Saturday also marked the annive...

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