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Making 'Do The Right Thing'

Making 'Do The Right Thing'

Making 'Do The Right Thing'

1989 / 81min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE

Screening with
STATUES HARDLY EVER SMILE
1971 / 21 min / Digital
Director: Stan Lathan

More than a behind-the-scenes portrait of the making of a film classic, Bourne brings to life the tremendous scope and ambition of Lee’s triumph (made when he was barely in his thirties) as he works with actors and oversees an entire city block of activity for weeks of shooting. A masterpiece of a potrait of the artist at work. Screening with Stan Lathan’s Statues Hardly Ever Smile, in which children observe and discuss the art in the Brooklyn Museum, answering Marker and Resnais’ Statues Also Die in their own voice. Bourne was a DP on this small, perfect film, with an all-star production team: in addition to being directed by Lathan, Kent Garrett produced and Kathleen Collins edited.

Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts