Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, known for his cinematic narratives driven through race relations, plans to re-release one of his most recognizable films this month.
His 1989 Oscar-nominated screenplay, Do the Right Thing is coming to select theaters for its 30th anniversary (June 28), according to Deadline. The 4K re-release for one week and single-day showtimes will be on June 30 at select Alamo Drafthouse, AMC, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas.
The film takes place in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and follows the social interactions of the residents until racial tensions rise. “When Spike Lee’s revolutionary Do the Right Thing was released by Universal Pictures 30 years ago this June, it ignited a national conversation on race and relations in America that challenged our assumptions about ourselves and our country and heralded the arrival of generation-defining filmmaker,” Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, said to the news site.
His 40 Acres and a Mule production company has produced over 20 films including School Daze, Crooklyn, Mo’ Better Blues, She’s Gotta Have It and the Academy Award-winning BlacKkKlansman.