This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Fences. Directed and starring Denzel Washington as a garbage man who is struggling to get by alongside his faithful wife, played by Viola Davis. A story of ego, fatherhood, security, and loyalty. Impressive performances accompany a script that designs characters to jump off the page.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to discuss the upcoming film, Fences, starring and directed by Denzel Washington and co-starring Viola Davis. Telling the story of a couple struggling to make ends meet while dealing with issues of patriarchy, and marriage dynamics. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the newly released Black Panther trailer from Marvel Studios and its potential significant impact on Hollywood at large.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1991 independent film, Daughters of the Dust. Taking place in 1902, the film depicts the days before a Gullah (or Geechee) family decides to leave their island off the coast of South Carolina to move to the mainland United States. What is seemingly a video essay of sorts about the migration of cultures and the preservation of those cultures plays as a direct throughline to some modern African American norms of today. Daughters of the Dust works to show just how others see their place in the history of their own culture and family.
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