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Ryan Coogler & Shaka King…..”Do The Right Thing”

Fruitvale Station‘s Ryan Coogler & Newlyweeds‘ Shaka King helmers are encouraging film fans to Do The Right Thing. As part of a day of action and national retail boycott, Black Friday (November 28, 2014) is a nationwide, grassroots event for people “to come out and show their solidarity in the fight for equal human rights.” Coogler and King are having a Spike Lee Script Read at the NYC Lincoln Center. For more info on the event and Black Out for Human Rights, take a look at the event press release below and the fist to face, billy club to skull police brutality bliss video collage below.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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