USA Network tomorrow (Nov. 1) will mark the 25th anniversary of the Spike Lee-produced film Do The Right Thing with a special airing featuring limited commercials.
USA’s airing of the 1989 Academy Award nominated movie about racial tensions in America – part of the network’s Characters Unite Film Series designed to increase awareness of social injustices – will feature an introduction from the film’s lead actress Rosie Perez, according to network officials.
Do The Right Thing is the seventh film aired as part of the Characters Unite Film Series since it launched in 2012, following To Kill A Mockingbird, The Color Purple, Milk, Schindler’s List, In The Heat Of The Night, and Philadelphia.
“Do the Right Thing is one of those rare films that’s as provocative cinematically as it is socially,” said NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer in a statement. “Spike Lee brilliantly applies his innovative visual and storytelling techniques to an exploration of race relations as resonant today as it was twenty-five years ago."