On the hottest day of the year on a street in Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence in Spike Lee’s incendiary, still-topical drama, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 4K restoration.
Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighbourhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighbourhood, and tensions soon rise to unimaginable heights…Download Programme Notes (PDF)