Today at The Clinton: Monday, Feb 18

Clinton Street Resistance presents DO THE RIGHT THING

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Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better.

Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater, enjoy a film on the big screen (the way it should be seen!), make friends, have a few laughs, scream, cry and raise money for a good cause.

Clinton Street Resistance presents DO THE RIGHT THING

Showtimes

Monday, Feb 18
7:00pm
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[Do the Right Thing is] an exceptional film, a movie that wisely deprives you of the cozy resolutions and epiphanies so often manufactured by Hollywood. Like the film's principals, you are left feeling that you have been torched where you live.

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

resolutions-northwest logoTonight's nonprofit partner is RESOLUTIONS NORTHWEST. RNW was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1985 by a small group of community members who valued the vision of a restorative juvenile justice system. Today, RNW provides services and trainings in mediation & conflict resolution, facilitation, restorative justice, and racial equity.

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DO THE RIGHT THING
Director: 
Spike Lee
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1989
Runtime: 
120 minutes

Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Spike Lee's thought-provoking and powerful comedy/drama chronicles the events that lead up to a race riot between the residents. The action takes place on the hottest day of the year and centers around a pizza parlor owned by Italian-American Sal. It's a popular hangout for the neighborhood youth. The events leading up to the confrontation are presented episodically and center around, Sal (Danny Aiello), his aimless employee Mookie (Spike Lee) and his pal, the radical Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito), who is irritated that Sal's "Wall of Fame" (containing only pictures of famous Italian-Americans) contains no African-American faces and therefore tries unsuccessfully to get the neighborhood blacks, including Mookie, to boycott the restaurant. Radio Raheem, with his blaring boom box permanently affixed to his shoulder, inadvertently becomes the catalyst for violence.

As the stories unfold and many colorful satellite characters and their lives are introduced, the temperature rises. With the constant bickering between Mookie and the other employees, the harassment of Buggin Out, and other events, Sal is pushed to the breaking point and makes a fateful decision. Already stressed out and overheated, Sal snaps at closing time when Radio Raheem show up and demands service at the last minute. Violence and tragedy ensue.

Special Admission

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