It's another coming of age story for our end of summer movies this week, this one about a 9-year-old girl in Brooklyn during the 1970's. A very different kind of film for Spike Lee, and probably one of his most unknown, but I think it was also one of his best. When you watch this movie, which mostly takes place from the point of view of little Troy (Zelda Harris) as she deals with her four rowdy brothers and hard working parents (Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo), you realize how incredibly rare it is for any movie centered entirely around a young black girl to even be made. It was rare at the time and still is today, unfortunately. But Harris lights up the screen in this semi-autobiographical story and it deserves to be seen and discovered by more people. Check it out.
Original 1994 Trailer: