Do the Right Thing

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opens the 2019-20 season of First Thursday Films at North High at 7pm Thursday, September 5. North High is the alternate location for the series while the Capri is closed for construction this year

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, in partnership with the Capri Theater and the Minnesota Historical Society, opens the 2019-20 season of First Thursday Films with the 30th Anniversary Edition of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.

”The showing takes place 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at North Community High School, 1500 James Ave. N. in Minneapolis. North High serves as the alternate location for this film series while the Capri Theater is closed for expansion and renovation. Tickets to First Thurs�day Films are $5 and can be purchased in advance at or at the door the night of the show.

“Do the Right Thing” is an absorbing tale of inner-city life that heats up with vivid images and unforgettable performances. The action takes place on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year – a scorching 24-hour period that changes the lives of its residents forever. 

Almost unanimous critical acclaim embraced this inventive and extraordinary film from Lee when it was first released in 1989. USA Today called it “1989’s best film.”

Following the showing, MSP Film’s Craig Laurence Rice leads a discussion on the film’s impact.

The First Thurs�days series continues in October with “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” on Oct. 3, with conversation leader Dr. Duchess Harris, “Marshall” on Nov. 7, “Amazing Grace” on Dec. 5 and “Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary” on Jan. 2.

First Thursday Films is part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films exploring Black culture and experience.

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