This week the next film is introduced, Medicine for Melancholy. An indie black film dealing with the struggle of a black man and black woman meeting in a highly segregated (racial and financial) city of San Francisco.
In 1989 Spike Lee decided to take on racial unease in Bed-Sty Brooklyn, New York. Easily Lee's must known film, Do The Right Thing, is an in-your-face look at the boiling tension between the races in the heart of the hood. With a backdrop of a brutally hot summer day we watch as Mookie (Spike Lee) sways between his loyalties to his boss and his loyalties to his neighborhood.
In this preview episode of Black on Black Cinema the next movie, Do the Right Thing, is introduced. Produced, written, directed, and starring Spike Lee. Do the Right Thing takes on racial unease in 1989 in front of the back drop of the hottest days of the summer. This is easily Spike Lee's most universally known film and you don't need to think to hard why.