Do the Right Thing

Monday, January 7
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2hr 00mins // directed by:Spike Lee // featuring:Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Join cast members Joy Jones and Brian D. Coates from the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Invisible Man for a conversation after the film, moderated by Phillip Martin, WGBH reporter and head of "The Color Initiative" on PRI's The World.

Spike Lee’s powerful 1989 drama chronicles a series of events that bring festering racial tensions to the surface on the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, Do the Right Thing sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise.

Like Lee’s film, playwright Oren Jacoby’s blistering theatrical adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s landmark novel Invisible Man confronts audi