An intelligent, matter-of-fact examination of race in America. -- New Yorker
When the owner of a neighborhood pizzeria refuses to change his Wall of Fame from all Italian Americans, tension starts to build in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer. The film pulses with humor, music, and sexuality, and the ensemble cast is sterling. 1989, DCP, 120 minutes. Part of the program Spike Lee: In Retrospect (November 1996).