Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Seomra Spraoi Cinema

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 24th May / 6:30pm–10pm

Open meeting for cinema group at 6:30pm. Screening at 7:30pm (‘Do The Right Thing’).

Open Meeting for Cinema Group

There will be an open meeting for people to join the cinema group this Sunday at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in showing films or in possession of good films that could be shown are welcome. Looking to recruit members for group. (Group generally shows films on Sunday evenings and sometimes helps others to show films at other times during week.)

‘Do The Right Thing’, Spike Lee, 7:30pm

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American ensemble film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee. The film deals with issues of racial conflict in the multi-ethnic community of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, during the hottest day of the summer. Director Lee also stars in the film, alongside Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, and John Turturro. The film is also notable in that it marks the feature film debuts of both Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez.

Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews and was met with much controversy, as many critics felt the film might incite riots from African-American viewers. Still, the film was a success at the box office, and received numerous accolades and awards. The film has grown in stature over time; in 1999, it was deemed “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, one of five films to do so in its first year of eligibility. In 2007, the American Film Institute listed the film as the ninety-sixth greatest American Movie in Film History.