Do The Right Thing

1989 American comedy-drama 

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020
Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Free and open to the public. See map

(United States, 1989, 120 minutes, color)
Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez.

This landmark American film features dancer and activist Rosie Perez in her first acting role as “Tina,” the love interest of “Mookie,” played by Spike Lee.

Rosie Perez, who will appear at the Albany Film Festival on Saturday, March 28, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Fearless" (1993) as well as three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on "In Living Color" (1990–1994). Perez has also performed in stage plays on Broadway, such as "The Ritz," "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," and "Fish in the Dark." 


In February 2014, Perez published an autobiography titled Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling.

Classic Film Series

About The Classic Film Series

The NYS Writers Institute’s Classic Film Series, presented with support from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of ‘92, features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters.

The series has included rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S. The Institute will launch the Albany Film Festival in March 2020.

Some of the filmmakers and screenwriters who have visited the Institute have included Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise, and Doug Wright.

Classic Film Series

NYS Writers Institute

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Albany, NY 12222

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