Hudson Valley Picture Show
Community Theatre, Catskill
Sal (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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood, and tensions rise. Spike Lee’s visionary, colorful and provocative film offers a clear eye on racial tension. (U.S., 1989, 120m).
$11 general/$7 Upstate Members
“Complex, bravura movie making and also hugely entertaining … Lee’s seditious method is to use humor to carry his biting message.” –Los Angeles Times