Filmmaker Spike Lee has directed and produced some of the most iconic films to date. Lee’s films often reflect to the political climate in which the films were created and that’s no different for his 1989 classic, Do the Right Thing. The film had numerous recognizable figures, including the likes of: Rosie Perez, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello and many others.
The plot of the film takes place in a 24-hour period in Brooklyn, New York. The film centers around the rising tensions between an Italian pizzeria owner and a black neighborhood. To celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary, on June 28 the remastered version of Do the Right Thing is set to be re-released. According to Deadline, the re-release will include one-week engagements and single-day showtimes set for June 30 at select AMC, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, and Alamo Drafthouse theaters. There will also be 35mm screenings at select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and Brookline, MA.
“In the decades since [Do the Right Thing], Universal has released six of Lee’s most unforgettable films including Crooklyn, Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever and Inside Man,” Orr said. “And last year, NBCUniversal’s Focus Features released Lee’s acclaimed BlacKkKlansman, which earned Lee his long-overdue first Academy Award. Universal is honored by Lee’s enduring relationship with the studio, and we are thrilled to re-release his masterwork Do the Right Thing with this extraordinary new restoration,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution.
Check out the trailer for Do the Right Thing below: