Beats Music, the popular audio entertainment company recently acquired by Apple, has just released a short documentary film commemorating the 25th anniversary of “Do the Right Thing,” the acclaimed 1989 movie directed by Spike Lee.
Itself “a Spike Lee joint,” the 23-minute documentary (shown below) features Lee and some of the movie’s cast and crew members: Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, Ricky Aiello, Joie Lee, Luis Ramos, Wynn Thomas (production designer), and Barry Brown (editor).
It also includes interviews with several residents of Stuyvesant Ave. between Lexington Ave. and Quincy St. in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where “Do the Right Thing” was shot.
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The latter part of the documentary focuses on the block party held by Beats Music at Stuyvesant Ave. late last June in celebration of the movie’s 25th anniversary. The party’s special guests included Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dave Chapelle, and Wesley Snipes. Public Enemy was also in attendance to perform the movie’s anthem, “Fight the Power.”
At the party, New York’s city council announced that Stuyvesant Ave. has been renamed Do The Right Thing Way in honor of the iconic Spike Lee joint.