2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s seminal film Do The Right Thing. The auteur has been honored in all kinds of ways this year (street namings, special screenings), and now Beats has commemorated the film with a new mini-documentary featuring the Do The Right Thing cast back in their old haunt.
The video not only features the cast and Lee, but the people who now live in the homes of famous characters, including those of Mookie and Tina, and the behind-the-scenes guys like production designer, Wynn Thomas (Jungle Fever, A Beautiful Mind). The mini-doc concludes with the hanging of a huge Do The Right Thing banner and a massive block party on the stretch of Stuveysant between Lexington and Quincy where the film was shot. Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Mos Def and even Borough President Eric Adams make appearances.
Check it out below:
And don’t forget that this Sunday, August 24, Spike Lee & Co. will host a huge party, “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson,” in honor of what would have been the performer’s 56th birthday. The bash starts at 12pm at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza.
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