Watch a live chat about Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’

Thirty-a single several years afterwards, the energy of Spike Lee’s “Do the Ideal Thing” still resonates with a country in turmoil.

“Rewatching Lee’s 1989 masterpiece in its entirety the other night, up to and including its galvanizing finale, I was reminded anew of how vivid and serious it all feels,” suggests movie critic Justin Chang. “How forcefully and nonetheless specifically it captures the chaotic choreography of offended protest and police brutality.”

Situations viewers agreed. This week, they selected “Do the Ideal Thing” as their decide in Week 9 of “The Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.”

Sign up for Chang and his guest, sports and culture columnist LZ Granderson, for a dwell discussion about the motion picture at 6 p.m. on July 9. The absolutely free virtual celebration will be livestreamed on the L.A. Situations Basic Hollywood Web page. Or tune in on YouTube or Twitter.

The motion picture: “Do the Ideal

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