Do the Right Thing - Sheffield

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Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing

Event Date

Fri 06 Mar 2020

Event Time

09:45 - 12:30


15 Paternoster Row,
S1 2BX


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Film Studies
  • Health
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Media Studies
  • Personal
  • Politics
  • PSHE Education
  • Social
  • Twentieth Century


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of Do the Right Thing as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.

WHEN: Friday 6 March, 09.45am - 12.30pm (the event will start promptly at 10am)

WHERE: Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX.


Certificate: 15 - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 16+


*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked*


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

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Film title

Do the Right Thing


This essential piece of cinema captures Brooklyn at a time when it was predominantly home to communities of African-American, Latin American and Italian families, amongst others. Spike Lee stars as Mookie, a young man working at an Italian pizzeria who is struggling to earn enough to support his girlfriend and their child but lacks ambition. Frustrated by his boss Sal’s son, who makes racist remarks about the black people in the neighbourhood, and the fact a ‘wall of fame’ in the pizzeria does not include any black stars, Mookie and friends demand for them to change it. When Sal refuses, tensions begin to rise, escalating into a shocking conflict that affects the whole neighbourhood. Although it’s a quintessential 80s film, it offers a timeless exploration on gentrification, racism in American and inner-city communities.

Strong language, racist language, nudity, strong violence.


Spike Lee



Country of Production



  • Comedy
  • Drama




125 minutes

Venue name



15 Paternoster Row,
S1 2BX