The relevance of Spike Lee’s 1989 Do The Right Thing film – 11 August

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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

Tickets:

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.”’

Trailer: https://youtu.be/muc7xqdHudI

More info:
Kush Promotions & PR. Tel: 0203 070 3200. email: info@kushfilms.com

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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