Some felt it was irresponsible to release a film that culminates in a black riot in such a racially charged time. But Spike Lee believed that it would incite conversation and hopefully inspire change by bringing the problem out in the open. And it did. People lined up in the streets to see the film. Entrances were blocked by people (black and white) ardently debating the racial issues in the movie they had just seen.
|Mister Señor Love Daddy in “Do the Right Thing"|
|Director Spike Lee|
Shout out to Spike Lee! Spike won a long overdue honorary Oscar. Hear his impassioned speech.