This weekend, Spike Lee’s acclaimed 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” celebrates its 20th anniversary. The film examines race relations in a way we’d never seen. Lee’s storytelling highlights the racial tensions that mount between the residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the summer.
Tina (Rosie Perez) serves her boyfriend Mookie (Spike Lee) the riot act. Perez, a former Soul Train dancer, made her acting debut in “Do The Right Thing” and danced in the opening credits to Public Enemy’s fist-pumping anthem “Fight The Power.”