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The Nightlight Film Society Presents : Do the Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
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The Nightlight Film Society is a monthly gathering of cinephiles, patrons, and members of the Nightlight to watch essential Cinema on the big screen. We encourage a discussion not only about the film but analyze the impact of cinema on society. Every month we have a guest speaker give a brief introduction before we screen the film and help conduct a conversation after.

This summer, Spike Lee's classic turned 30, and a complete restoration was created We will be showing this restoration for two nights ONLY! 

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.


"Most movies remain up there on the screen. Only a few penetrate your soul. In May of 1989 I walked out of the screening at the Cannes Film Festival with tears in my eyes. Spike Lee had done an almost impossible thing. He'd made a movie about race in America that empathized with all the participants. He didn't draw lines or take sides but simply looked with sadness at one racial flashpoint that stood for many others." - Roger Ebert."


You can purchase your tickets here or register with this event link! 

The Nightlight Cinema is located at 30 North High Street in downtown Akron. It opened on July 1, 2014 thanks to key grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and GAR Foundation. 

Hours: Open seven days a week. Box office, bar, and concessions open 30 minutes before the first show of the day and close when the last show ends. Typically, this is from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.

Parking: Parking is available at meters on High Street. Street parking is free after 6pm and throughout the weekend. Parking is also available at the High/Market Parking Deck next to the Akron-Summit County Library and across from the Akron Art Museum.


The Nightlight Cinema is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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