Do the Right Thing, 1989
Thursday April 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Nampa Elks Lodge
Join us for the last installment of this season’s Winter Film Series, even though is technically now spring–but hey! how can we tell–we are watching movies in the Elk’s Basement. The movement behind this series is to show film as a expressive artistic medium. With host Diana Forgione we will go into the depths of directors’ intentions, genre advantages, foreign films, visual purpose, art direction and narrative throughout the series. Provoking shared experiences with a discussion after shown film.
April’s Film: Do The Right Thing
Director: Spike Lee
Summary: Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
Doors open 6:30 and the film starts promptly at 7:15pm with intermission half way through the film. Afterwards a discussion of the film will be held with host and attendees.
It’s a no host bar, free admission.