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Summer is Cinema: Do the Right Thing

(Rated R18)

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Summer is Cinema: A Gin & Film Festival

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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

With the acclaimed release of Spike Lee's latest incendiary masterstroke BlacKkKlansman, it's the perfect time to revisit this beloved 1989 release. 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 is Cinema: A Gin & Film Festival

To celebrate the sunny season, join our friends at Four Pillars Gin for Summer is Cinema: A Gin & Film Festival. Every Wednesday night over five weeks starting in February, we're bringing you a hot program of summer-soaked cult favourites across the themes of Summer Is: Hitting the Road (The Darjeeling Limited, Thelma and Louise), Summer is: Hazy Daze (The Beach Bum, Inherent Vice), Summer is: Mercury Rising (Rear Window, Do the Right Thing), Summer is: Wild Journeys (Spirited Away, The Holy Mountain) and Summer Is: Hot & Bothered (Badlands, Wild at Heart).

Every week there'll be an ice cold summery Four Pillars cocktail to match, available at the Golden Age Bar. For Rear Window and Do the Right Thing this week, we’ll be serving Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin in a Bloody & Lemon.

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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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