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US Film Society Discussion

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10 Shevat 5781

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMzoom

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"Do the right thing"

Often referred to as Spike Lee's masterpiece, this is a brooding epic taking place on the hottest day of summer, when a Black New York neighborhood  explodes from lifetimes of frustration.

There are decent people and many those less so, all of whom must make a choice.  The audience is left to pick one side or none at all. Some characters stand by and advise, some take action, but the result is violence and a glimmer of hope among the ashes.  

Where will you stand?

As part of our series on the shared history of American Blacks and Jews, this films remains a relevant meditation on race and identity, 31 years after its controversial release.  Different from James Baldwin's gentle but forceful warning to understand the Black experience and white denial, this is an in your face explosion of anger and pent up emotion.

Streams on Amazon Prime.

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