Win the last 2x2 tickets forDo the Right Thing - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
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AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Win the last 2×2 tickets for
Do the Right Thing

The screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing is completely sold out, but together with our media partner Architectenweb we’re organising a giveaway of the last two pairs of tickets. If you want to take part, respond before Friday 9 June, 13.00 by sending an email to with the subject 'Do the Right Thing'.

Win the last 2×2 tickets for<br>Do the Right Thing

During Rotterdam Architecture Month ’23, AFFR presents a special one-off screening of the still relevant classic Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee. The screening takes place at the floating festival heart in the Maashaven – the perfect opportunity to see this film on the big screen in a unique setting.

With this film AFFR engages provocatively with the theme of this year’s RA Month: Liquid City. For if you look at a heat map of Rotterdam you immediately see that all the water turns green, but the city turns dark red. Living with heat stress is unhealthy, and Do the Right Thing clearly illustrates what the effects of an overheated city can be. For that alone, every inhabitant of Rotterdam – and every city dweller in general – should see this film at least once.

About Do the Right Thing:

“Spike Lee’s towering, timeless tour de force *****”
The Guardian

“One of the 25 most controversial movies ever”
Entertainment Weekly

It’s the hottest day of the year, and in New York’s working class district of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn relationships between residents reach boiling point, partly because of the summer heat, partly because people are intolerant of one another. Do the Right Thing was a resounding commercial and artistic success and it established the reputation of Spike Lee as a director. The film was released in 1989, but many of its themes – police violence, racism, gentrification, heat stress – remain topical almost 35 years later.

Saturday June 10, 20.00, Location: floating festival heart Rotterdam Architectuur Month ‘23, Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2, Rotterdam
Do the Right Thing – Spike Lee – 1989 – VS – 120 min

image: courtesy Park Circus/Universal

film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024