Apple Beats Music Documentary Offers Retrospective Tour of Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ (Video)

The short film was produced in honor of the Oscar-nominated film’s 25th anniversary

Last Updated: August 15, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Apple’s Beats Music has released a short documentary in honor of the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee‘s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.”

The 23-minute film (above) follows Lee as he revisits the Brooklyn block where the Oscar-nominated drama was filmed. He reflects on the experience with residents and cast, including Danny Aiello, who played pizzeria owner Sal — a role that earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.

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The doc culminates with a block party featuring guests Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def and Public Enemy, who performed their anthem “Fight the Power,” which they produced specifically for the film.

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“You were putting together a film that spoke to all the inequities of the New York City area, and asked us to come along and make an anthem for it,” Public Enemy frontman Chuck D told Lee. “We were honored with the task.”


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