Terry Hunter reviews DO THE RIGHT THING

Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) is one of America’s most acclaimed films about racial conflict. It tells a powerful story of escalating racial tension in a mostly black neighborhood of Brooklyn on a very hot summer day. When the conflicts explode into a riot, a white police officer kills a young black man by choking him with a baton. Lee’s provocative film is a protest against that kind of needless brutality which sadly is as prevalent today as it was 31 years ago. (with Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, and Spike Lee himself)

Terry Hunter reviews DO THE RIGHT THING