Smart, vibrant, and urgent, this is Spike Lee's most fully realized film - and one of the most important films of the 1980s. 30-years-old this year!
This powerful visual feast combines humour and drama with memorable characters, while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. Sal (Danny Aiello) opens the pizza parlour he has owned for 25 years in a neighbourhood that has changed considerably over time, now composed primarily of African Americans and Hispanics.
On the hottest day of the year, a simple complaint escalates into tension and violence, bringing out the worst in everyone. From the opening credits sequence featuring the vibrant Rosie Perez, through the unforgettable soundtrack featuring the inimitable Public Enemy, and climaxing with a scene to remember, this is an exceptional film.