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Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)

“Waaaaaaake up!”

Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

“DO THE RIGHT THING is complex, bravura movie making. It is also hugely entertaining, since fortunately for us, Lee’s seditious method is to use humor to carry his biting message.” (LA Times)

Sunday, August 26
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee, 1989 / 120 mins / 18A) 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.

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

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The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

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