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FSU's African American Film Festival to Present "Do the Right Thing"

The fourth film of Frostburg State University's African American Film Festival, "Do the Right Thing," will be shown Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Atkinson Room, Lane Center room 201. Co-sponsored by the FSU Department of History, Center Stage and the African American Studies Program, this showing is free and open to the public.

Master director Spike Lee blends music, humor and drama to explore themes of racism in this Academy Award-nominated film. Set in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood during the hottest day of the year, a host of characters struggle with internal and external pressures that finally reach the boiling point and change their lives. Danny Aiello, Samuel Jackson, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis are among the stars appearing in this film, which has been described by the Christian Science Monitor as "the most powerful and important American film to come our way in years."

Released in 1989, "Do the Right Thing" is rated R and runs for about two hours.

For more information, contact the Lane Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.***

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