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The MANCHESTER CRIME AND JUSTICE Film Festival: Do The Right Thing

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Date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford St, Manchester

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Crime fact:Crime fiction

A festival of crime films chosen by crime experts to give an alternative take on the contemporary problem of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st Century.

This month-long festival brings together crime fiction to illuminate crime fact.

During May 2019 crime experts from Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology will draw on their love of film and their passion for crime research to get behind the headlines and give an alternative view of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st century.


DO THE RIGHT THING

Spike Lee’s landmark film as writer and director features Lee, Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Described as “smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic”, Lee’s film charts the tragic consequences which ensue when racial tension builds up in a Brooklyn neighbourhood on the hottest day of the summer.

This showing of Do the Right Thing will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the film’s release in the UK.

‘Tempers flare over trifles’ – In an introduction and Q&A, Gavin Bailey from Manchester Met will reflect on questions of identities, social cohesion, and race-based animosities. He will be joined by Dr Martin Flanagan from the University of Salford.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Gavin Bailey is a Research Associate with PERU in Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology. After a few years of running second-hand record shops, he moved into research for government and community organisations, eventually transitioning into academia. His work has examined communal conflict, racisms, extremisms and hate crime, and young people, youth culture and politics.

Dr Martin Flanagan co-authored The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe (2016, Bloomsbury), the first full-length scholarly study of the production entity, with Mike McKenny and Andy Livingstone. His doctoral thesis (Sheffield) was concerned with the cinematic relevance of Bakhtinian theories, and was published as Bakhtin and the Movies in 2009 with Palgrave Macmillan. Publishing regularly on comic book, superheroic and general contemporary Hollywood themes (Authorship, New Review of Film and Television Studies, IXQUIC, Reconstruction, and Closure journals), Flanagan leads the Film Studies BA at University of Salford, UK


The café: will be open between 5 and 6pm to purchase hot and cold drinks.

Book your tickets to the other events in this series below:

Mona Lisa (dir. Neil Jordan / Year: 1986 / Runtime: 104 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

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The Purge (dir. James DeMonaco / Year: 2013 / Runtime: 85 minutes / Certificate: 15)

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019

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The Harder They Come (dir. Perry Henzell / Year: 1972 / Runtime: 103 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

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Do The Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee / Year: 1989 / Runtime: 120 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

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