Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee, USA, 1989o
It's unbearably hot in the streets of Brooklyn. As the temperature rises in the black Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood, aggressions rise as well after a black boy has died in a conflict with the police. The focus of the conflict is the pizzeria of the controversial Italian-American Sal.
Spike Lee confirmed himself as the most important Black director alive with this artistic triumph. The polemical urging of the title has lost none of its potency 30 years later. And the sonic assault on the canon by the brilliant musical group Public Enemy remains a structuring motif par excellence.Greg de Cuir jr