Do the Right Thing takes place in the tension-filled streets of Brooklyn, and covers 24 hours on the hottest day of the year. In a gangbuster fusion of politics, drama and community comedy, every character is presented sympathetically and 3-dimentionally. Roger Ebert has called Do the Right Thing the "most discussed" and "most important" film of 1989. And it damn well was!
The last of the great Ealing Comedies, The Ladykillers features a hapless gang of five supposedly hardened criminals who take a room in the home of sweet, old Mrs. Wilberforce to plan their next heist - while pretending to rehearse as a string quintet!
City Opera Vancouver conductor and artistic director Charles Barber