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Do the Right Thing

(Rated R18)

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Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival

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Overview

Written and directed by cinematic visionary Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing chronicles rising racial tensions in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bed-Stuy (before all the posers and bedbugs moved in). Mookie (Spike Lee) works at the local Italian pizza joint owned by Sal (Danny Aiello), scraping together enough money to look after his girlfriend (Rosie Perez) and their son. Set on the hottest day of the year and set to one of the best soundtracks ever made (featuring strong jams from the likes of Public Enemy and Teddy Riley), this film is an explosive and sweltering classic.

Why You Should See This Film

Exploring race relations from multiple angles, this film remains a powerful document of sizzling tension and gentrification multiple decades after its premiere. And we’d be remiss not to mention the super '80s style on display – oversize baseball jerseys, bike shorts and Air Jordans will never not be the coolest.

Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival

There’s something about summer where everything is turned up to eleven: the heat, the music, the colour, the passion. Presented with our friends at Four Pillars Gin, our Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival will celebrate life at full volume.

Every Wednesday night in February, we’ll bring you a sizzling program of cult favourites, across the themes of Teen Dreams (Dazed and Confused, Almost Famous), Cool in the Pool (The Graduate, Boogie Nights), Hot in the City (Rear Window, Do the Right Thing) and Miami Nights (Wild Things, Scarface). And of course, every week gets an ice cold Four Pillars cocktail to match.

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  • Year: 1989
  • Rating: R18
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Language: English
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