An Evening with Giancarlo Esposito, featuring Do the Right Thing
- This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
- Directed by: Spike Lee
- USA, 1989, 120 minutes
- In English
- Rated R
Has it really been 25 years? Nominated for two Academy Awards®, Spike Lee’s first great film, the highly acclaimed DO THE RIGHT THING, is as provocative and entertaining today as the day it was released. Spike’s third feature focuses on life in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, where a white-owned pizza parlor flourishes in the predominantly black neighborhood. But on this particular sweltering summer day, circumstances lead to an outbreak of hostilities. Boasting a sensational cast that included Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito (as “Buggin’ Out”), John Turturro, Richard Edson, Bill Nunn, John Savage, Rosie Perez, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, and of course, Spike himself as Mookie the delivery boy, this landmark and incendiary film about race relations marked the arrival of a major new American filmmaker. Mr. Esposito will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A after the screening of a beautiful new digital restoration in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary.
Mr. Esposito will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.