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Do The Right Thing

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    Watch: Spike Lee Combines 'Do the Right Thing' With Eric Garner Tape For Unsettling Recut

    Spike Lee's 1989 film is eerily relevant today.

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    Spike Lee Demands That 'We Stop This Madness' at Passionate 'Do the Right Thing' Reading

    Indiewire was on the scene for a special Black Friday screenplay reading of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing," organized by filmmakers Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station") and Shaka King ("Newlyweeds").

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    Watch: 20-Minute, 25th Anniversary Documentary About Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing'

    It’s been a quarter of a century since “Do The Right Thing,” and yet the film’s themes could not be more current, particularly in light of the events unfolding this week in Ferguson, Missouri. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Spike Lee teamed up with Beats Music for a short documentary on t...

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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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