As racial tensions escalate in the United States Kush Films is showing Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing comedy drama (15, 1989), followed by a Black Lives Matter panel debate.
Thursday 11 August. 7.30pm (music/networking in bar) for 8.30pm film start.
Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent street, London, W1B 2UW.
The Panel members will discuss the relevance of the film today and how the BLM social movement can unite supporters in the US and UK and progressively move positively forward; bringing about tangible lasting change which better alters community relations with law enforcement and unites black communities both home and abroad economically.
Panel: George Ruddock (Editor – The Voice Newspaper), Lee Jasper (Social Justice Activist), Temi Mwale (Founder 4Front Project), Kayza Rose (Blackoutlnd) & others attending representing Blacklivesmatters
Early Bird Sale: £6 up to 6th August & then thereafter £15 (students: £11)
Bookings: www.regentstreetcinema.com. Tel: 0207 911 5050
Do The Right Thing (15)
‘Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America, circa 1989, is so colourful and exuberant for its first three-quarters that you can almost forget the terrible confrontation that the movie inexorably builds toward. Do the Right Thing is a joyful, tumultuous masterpiece–maybe the best film ever made about race in America, revealing racial prejudices and stereotypes in all their guises and demonstrating how a deadly riot can erupt out of a series of small misunderstandings. Set on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the hottest day of the summer, the movie shows the whole spectrum of life in this neighbourhood and then leaves it up to us to decide if, in the end, anybody actually does the “right thing.”’