May 27, 2015
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the next film is introduced. 'After Earth' is the 2013 sci-fi action film about two emotionless robots who pretend to be human for the sake of money…IN SPACE!
Random Topic of the Week: Racial blindness, or the "I don't see color" argument.
May 19, 2015
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew discuss the 1970 comedy-drama film, Watermelon Man, directed by Melvin Van Peebles and starring Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons. The story of an unlikeable (by everyone) white man named Jeff Gerber who wakes up one day as a Black man in the 1970s. Challenging notions of white liberalism, disparity, and pushing the envelope of racial comedy in its time, Watermelon Man pulls no punches. More than simply a morality tale, Van Peebles takes a stab at the heart of what it means to be a man of color during that time.
May 13, 2015
We are off this week but we thought we would repost a very timely old episode in the wake of police brutality and race relations going on heavily in America. We will return next week with another full episode. Enjoy our discussion on Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing'
May 6, 2015
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the next film is introduced. Watermelon Man is a 1970 American comedy-drama film, directed by Melvin Van Peebles. It tells the story of an extremely bigoted 1960's era White insurance salesman named Jeff Gerber, who wakes up one morning to find that he has become Black.
Random Topic of the Week: Our views on the word "nigger"