4 Little Girls ★★★★½

When you hear about an event like this, where a bomb kills innocent children, you will hopefully find it cruel. What Spike Lee effectively does here is show just exactly how cruel it was. Over 30 years had passed since this tragedy, and the interviewees are able to show us the depth of the loss, the grief that the memories bring, the anger at the hatred that caused it, the pain over the loss of what could have been. And the indignation over the injustices that were commonplace at the time, which still find ways to show up decades later, still burns. This is a documentary -- a contextualization of history and a sober elegy -- that must exist. So all gratitude to Mr. Lee.