Entertainment Spike Lee: 'Do The Right Thing' predicted gentrification Spike Lee: 'Do The Right Thing' predicted gentrification in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAM CinemaFest hosted a screening of "Do The Right Thing" at the BAM Harvey Theater in Fort Greene on June 29, 2014 for the 25th anniversary of the film's release. By GEORGIA KRAL June 30, 2014 3:07 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email "Do The Right Thing" is a film that told truths, director/producer/writer/actor Spike Lee said Sunday. He was taking part in a Q&A at the 25th anniversary screening of the film, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAMCinematek, at BAM in Fort Greene. Some of those truths just weren't known until recently. "We had the crystal ball, we predicted what would happen. We predicted it. LA uprising, Rodney King verdict, we predicted it. John Savage's character, that Larry Bird jersey, Boston Celtics shit., stepping on Radio Raheem, I mean stepping on Buggin' Out;s Air Jordans, we predicted gentrification." Watch the entirety of the clip above. In other news, Lee's wife Tonya Lewis Lee told New York Magazine that he is to blame, partially, for the gentrification of Fort Greene and Brooklyn. By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.