A still image from Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”
A still image from Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”
The Summer Series at the Shotwell Drive-In, located just off Route 1 in Rockport, will continue with two classic films: D.A. Pennebaker’s “Monterery Pop” on Thursday, June 17, and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” on Saturday, June 19. Both screenings will start at 8:30 p.m.

“Monterey Pop” is a documentary about the pre-Woodstock festival. On a June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival ushered in a new era of rock ’n’ roll. Monterey featured performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding, just a few of the performers in a lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela and Ravi Shankar.

Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood at the height of summer, Spike Lee’s 1989 “Do the Right Thing” confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the film’s characters’ easygoing interactions give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence.

Tickets are $20 per vehicle and are only available online. Concessions and restrooms are available on-site. To see the full schedule or to buy tickets, visit pointsnorthinstitute.org.