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27November 2017 8.00PM


Ryde Film Club

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Ryde Academy
Pell Lane
PO33 3LN


It's the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn, NY on a hot summer Sunday, late 1980s. Sal Fragione opens his pizza parlor, as he has every day for the last 25 years. In that time, the neighbourhood has changed and it's now largely home to African-Americans and Latinos.

On the film's 25 anniversary in 2014, Rolling Stone magazine quoted director Spike Lee as recalling that, 'I wanted to reflect the racial climate of New York City at that time. The day would get longer and hotter, and things would escalate until they exploded. I'm a New Yorker, so I know that after 95 degrees [Fahrenheit], the homicide rate and domestic abuse goes up ...'

Featuring stand-out performances from Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, and John Turturro.


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