DIRECTOR: SPIKE LEE
CAST: ZELDA HARRIS, ALFRE WOODARD, DELROY LINDO, DAVID PATRICK KELLY
Described as “a nose-to-the-sidewalk paean to Bedford-Stuyvesant as it was in Lee’s ‘70s youth” by Brooklyn Magazine, Spike Lee’s period drama centers on Troy (Zelda Harris), the youngest of five children in the working class Carmichael clan, circa 1972. This gentle, semi-autobiographical tale, written with his siblings Joie and Cinque, recalls with aplomb a season of jump rope games, Knicks super-fandom, and the burgeoning influence of Soul Train. Alongside Squid, the films form a diptych of Brooklyn childhood on screen.