Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Update: This screening has been canceled due to inclement weather.
This free outdoor screening takes place at The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park on August 10 at 8pm ET.
Spike Lee’s third feature marked nothing less than a revolution in American cinema, and endures today as not only a seminal portrait of New York City but also as an urgent work of art about race relations, gentrification, and the meaning of community. Set across one blazing-hot summer day in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, the film—which earned Lee his first Oscar nomination, for his original screenplay—captures, with a spellbinding blend of humor and political seriousness, the tensions, ecstasies, and agonies among a large ensemble of characters, played unforgettably by Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, Danny Aiello (who earned an Oscar nomination for his turn as beleaguered pizzeria owner Sal), and countless others.
Learn more about this event here, including important ticketing and pre-arrival COVID-19 screening requirements.