This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, Soul Food. The 1997 family drama/comedy that tells the story of a Black family who centers around a magical grandmother and her food. When she gets sick the true divisions of the family come to the surface but they must come together to survive. The random topic of the week is on Michael Jordan breaking his silence on violence in Chicago, police brutality, and the like after decades of silence.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1995 HBO film, White Man's Burden, starring John Travolta and Harry Belafonte. A movie that takes places in an alternative America where black and white Americans have reversed cultural roles. The movie works to raise questions on race relations by changing preconceived societal roles. When a man named Louis Pinnock, a white factory worker (John Travolta), kidnaps Thaddeus Thomas, a black factory owner (Harry Belafonte) the two not work to see each others viewpoints and perspectives.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce the next film, White Man's Burden. The 1995 film in which the roles are reversed for Black and White people in America. This film is a social commentary on injustice and what its like to be on the lower part of the totem pole in society. The random topic of the week is something a little more fun and light considering the national tragedies that have happened this past week. We talk all about fond memories of growing up.
This special episode was recorded to discuss the unrelenting epidemic of shootings of Black people by cops that is currently happening in the U.S. With Alton Sterling and Philando Castile both being murdered by police in two different states within 24 hours of one another, the guys decided that it was time to give more attention to this continued problem.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1996 documentary, When We Were Kings. The film follows the now famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman nicknamed “The Rumble in the Jungle.” The two fought in the African country of Zaire, surrounded by famous Black musicians, historical oppression, a heavy political atmosphere, and extreme conditions.