Director Spike Lee will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his cult movie Do The Right Thing by attending a special screening at the 16th annual Ebertfest in Illinois.

The 1989 release, about racial tensions boiling over on a hot day in Brooklyn, New York, won high praise from revered film critic Roger Ebert, who rated the drama four out of five, and now the moviemaker will honour the memory of the late writer by marking the big occasion at the film festival set up in his name.

The event will take place at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign on 25 April (14).

Lee won't be the only director toasting a 25-year milestone at the festival - Oliver Stone will also join fans for a screening of Born on the Fourth of July.

Ebert died in April, 2013, aged 70.