June SSS - "Do The Right Thing" Discussion
Time & Location
About The Event
As we mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless African Americans that have died at the hands of the police. We thought we'd change up the format of our SSS to reflect on this moment of protest and anger and take a look at relevant art from one of America's most renowned African American artists.
This coming SSS we want to meet up and discuss Spike Lee's 1989 masterpiece "Do The Right Thing" which remains as relevant as ever. So, grab your quarantine partner(s), watch the movie (here's a guide to where it's streaming) and let's meet up on Saturday, June 13th to talk about it.
Don't have time to watch but still want to join the discussion? Then read this great article: 'The Enduring Urgency of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" at Thirty' from the New Yorker and watch the trailer . If you do watch the movie, read the article too, you'll appreciate it even more.
Then on Saturday we discuss! What does “Do the Right Thing” look like now? Does it still have the power to provoke? Does it make you angry and, if so, at what or whom? Are you struck by Lee’s fury or by his fondness for Brooklyn and its diverse inhabitants? If you haven’t seen the movie in a while, has your impression changed? And if you’re watching for the first time, does it live up to the hype?
We'll also be collecting (optional) donations to benefit the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund