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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER & DO THE RIGHT THING

Saturday, August 19

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
12:30   5:10   9:50
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DO THE RIGHT THING
2:50   7:30
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Directed by John Badham
Starring John Travolta

(1977) John Travolta’s Tony Manero struts down the streets of Bay Ridge, eating two pizza slices on top of each other, all to the music of the Bee Gees. And then there’s Saturday night at the 2001 Odyssey disco. New 4K restoration of Director’s Cut. Approx. 122 min.
12:30, 5:10, 9:50

“DAZZLING. [Badham’s] camera occupies the dance floor so well that we really do understand the lure of the disco world, for all of the emptiness and cruelty the characters find there.”
– Roger Ebert

“John Travolta is so earnestly in tune with the character that Tony becomes touching and a source of fierce, desperate excitement. The movie has a violent energy very like his own.”
– Janet Maslin

“Tony’s pent-up physicality draws us into the pop rapture of this film.”
– Pauline Kael

DO THE RIGHT THING

Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello & John Turturro

(1989) Hottest day of the year at Oscar-nominated Danny Aiello’s pizzeria in Bed-Stuy, with Spike taking his time delivering those pies: often hilarious, profane (240 f-bombs), and racially provocative set of character studies until explosive climax. 35mm. Approx. 120 min.
2:50, 7:30

“There’s only one way to do the wrong thing about ‘Do the Right Thing’: that would be to ignore it.”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“From the sinuous and joshing solo dance sequence, which begins the fable on the dawn of the hottest day of the summer in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant section, until the mournful fadeout 24 hours later, ‘Do the Right Thing’ is living, breathing, riveting proof of an abundantly gifted talent.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“This is a powerful and persuasive look at an ethnic community and what makes it tick—funky, entertaining, packed with insight, and political in the best, most responsible sense.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum

“The film – at once stylised and realistic – buzzes throughout with the sheer, edgy bravado that comes from living one's life on the streets. It looks, sounds, and feels right.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

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DO THE RIGHT THING

Saturday, August 19