Wexner Center for the Arts Presents: Do The Right Thing (1989)-Free Event

8:45 pm - 10:45 pm Thu12Aug8:45 pmThu10:45 pmWexner Center for the Arts Presents: Do The Right Thing (1989)-Free EventRun Time: 120 minutes, Starts at approx 8:45 PM, Gate opens approx 8:00 PM

Movie Description

Rated: R
Release Date: July 21, 1989
Stars:  Danny AielloOssie DavisRuby Dee
Runtime: 2 hours 
Website: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097216/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Description: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2791226905?playlistId=tt0097216&ref_=tt_ov_vi
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Join us at the South Drive-In Theatre for Spike Lee’s still-relevant classic Do the Right Thing plus the recent Ohio Shorts Jury Prize–winning film that reckons with the murder of Casey Goodson Jr.

Do the Right Thing portrays a vibrant, predominantly African American Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the summer. The heat brings simmering tensions to a boil after neighborhood regular Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito) confronts pizzeria owner Sal (Danny Aiello) for not featuring any Black actors on his Italian Wall of Fame. The ensuing face-off leads to a tragic conclusion that, more than 30 years later, still seems ripped from today’s headlines.

The film’s illustrious cast also includes Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Robin Harris, and more. Named to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1999, this classic is backed by a beautiful Bill Lee score (Spike’s father) and numerous rap hits, most notably Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” (120 mins., DCP)

On December 4, 2020, a 23-year-old Black man named Casey Goodson Jr. was murdered by law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio. John Landry’s short film Standing in The Blink of a Night (2020) both honors Goodson’s life and reckons with the aftermath of his murder. Winner of the 2021 Ohio Shorts Jury Prize, selected by juror Prentiss Haney. (6:02 mins., DCP)

See the complete Wex Drive-In 2021 lineup

Know before you go

The South Drive-In Theatre is located at 3050 South High Street, on Columbus’s South Side. For more information about what to expect at the venue including concessions and COVID-19 policies, visit www.drive-inmovies.com.




8:45 pm - 10:45 pm

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