Spike Lee to Host ‘Do the Right Thing’ Block Party
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s comedy-drama Do The Right Thing, the filmmaker will be hosting a block party on the Bedford-Stuyvesant street where the movie was filmed.
According to DNAinfo New York, officials announced on Tuesday that the party will be named “Do the Right Thing” after the movie and will celebrate the film’s influence on Brooklyn and the civil rights movement.
“Spike created an image of Brooklyn that was beyond the headlines, beyond the stereotypes and beyond the negative images,” read a statement from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
The film received a number of kudos and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Lee for Best Original Screenplay. Perhaps most importantly, the film left a positive impact on the residents of Brooklyn.
“Long before any of us were here in this beautiful place, Spike was there doing the right thing,” Adams said.