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. It’s the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
A neighbourhood local becomes upset when he sees that the ‘Wall of Fame’ in his local pizzeria features only actors of Italian descent. He can’t understand why, in a Black neighbourhood, the pizzeria would not honour black actors too. The wall becomes a symbol of racism, and tensions start to rise.
Written, directed, produced by and starring Spike Lee. Danny Aiello co-stars in this absorbing tale of inner-city life that heats up with vivid images and unforgettable performances.
“White people are at war with black people, who are in turn at war with Latinos, but Lee extends to each faction a vibrant pop-culture identity.” The Guardian
”[You] need to see it for yourself. It’s a very unusual movie experience – two hours of bombardment with New York-style stimuli.” New Yorker
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