President and Michelle Obama Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Do The Right Thing, Their First Date Movie — Watch Video!

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By Shari Weiss




Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Do The Right Thing, a film that holds special meaning for the President and First Lady.


In a video shared at celebratory events on Saturday, the Obamas reveal that the Spike Lee classic was “actually the first thing we saw together on our first official date.”

The President recalls, “We’d eaten lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, gone for a little walk, and then I took her to this new movie everybody was talking about directed by a guy that not that many people had heard of, but it was supposed to be pretty good.”

“He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker,” says the First Lady, “and it ended up being a pretty good movie — really great!”

President Obama goes on, “So Spike, thank you for helping me impress Michelle, and thank you for telling a powerful story.”

Do The Right Thing, released in 1989, featured Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez and more stars, and received two Oscar nominations.

It remains ranked as one of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest movies of all time.

Check out the Obamas’ full video below!

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