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Do the Right Thing

 
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11 Sep 2019 6:30pm

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Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART)

Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN

HEART Film + Food

6.30pm: Delicious American food served in the Assembly Bar+Kitchen
7.15pm: Introduction by Gurj Kang to ‘Do The Right Thing’ – an award American comedy-drama starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson…
7.30pm: Screening of ‘Do the Right Thing’ – this film follows the simmering racial tension in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he’s owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he’s been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees it as a part of the community. What begins as a simple complaint by one of his customers, Buggin Out – who wonders why he has only pictures of famous Italian-Americans on the wall when most of his customers are black – eventually disintegrates into violence as frustration seemingly brings out the worst in everyone.

Dir. Spike Lee
1989
120 mins.
15+

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Tickets £10 (includes film and food) – available from HEART reception and online

  • Wheelchair access

Easy access for people with disabilities is a priority at HEART, and the centre features extra-wide doors, ramps, easy open main door, and a lift to all floors. Assistance dogs are always welcome, and we will always do what we can to ensure the centre is accessible to all. HEART is also proud to be one of the only centres in the north of Leeds with a ‘Changing Places Disabled Toilet’ in line with the Changing Places campaign. HEART is tremendously proud to have won the Community Benefit award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Pro Yorkshire Regional Awards for 2014. We are a Child Friendly Leeds Ambassador, Disability Confident Employer and Mindful Employer.

HEART
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Film
  • Food & Drink
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