Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Today at Restoration Plaza - The Making of Do The Right Thing

6pm Oral Histories/Pizza Party; 7pm Screening and Discussion
$5 Billie Holiday Theatre at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St.
Presented as part of Black Brooklyn Renaissance in conjunction with The Brooklyn Chapter of the Links

Directed by St.Clair Bourne, the late, acclaimed Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker who recorded American black culture and produced portraits of eminent African-Americans, Making ‘Do the Right Thing’ is a fascinating behind the scenes look at Spike Lee's seminal 1989 film and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. The documentary features interviews with cast and crew, including Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, Ruby Dee, Melvin Van Peebles and many others.

Monty Ross, co-producer on groundbreaking productions such as School Daze, She’s Gotta Have it, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X and Crooklyn, moderates a post-screening panel with special guests including Sam Pollard, acclaimed filmmaker and also a frequent Lee collaborator.

Info: Brooklyn Arts Council

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