Dear America, WE TOLD YOU SO! & Preview to Episode 113

August 16, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film, 'Message from the King.' The newly released film starring Chadwick Boseman as a brother getting revenge for the death of his sister. The random topic this week is all about our reaction to the Charlottesville, VA white supremacists rally and the implications of having an inarguably racist president heading the country. We also discuss the fact that minorities tried warning white people of this for 2 years and weren't listened to.

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Episode 112: Naz & Maalik

August 8, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2015 indie film, Naz & Maalik. The film follows two young Black Muslim men who are stuck between the aspects of their religion, their romantic love for one another, and doing all of this is a post-9/11 world rife with stereotypes, assumptions, and harassment. 

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The film follows two high-school friends, Naz and Maalik, who spend a hot summer day bopping around Bedford-Stuyvesant hustling lottery tickets, as well as trying to make sense of their new—and highly secretive romantic—relationship. Over the course of the afternoon, the boys’ petty—though illicit—small-time scheming, along with their secretive dashes into alleyways to kiss, sets a high-strung FBI operative named Sarah Mickell on their tail. Having observed the teens' erratic and mountingly tense behavior, Mickell worries these two may, in fact, be radicalized Muslims, and surveils them as they go through their day. Naz and Maalik's carefree afternoon starts to darken when they realize they’ve given Mickell different alibis and the boys begin to panic about being uncovered by their families.

 

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Alt-History, Censorship, and Group Think & Preview to Episode 112

August 2, 2017

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film, "Naz and Maalik." The 2015 indie film about two young Black Muslim twenty somethings living in NYC trying to balance their sexuality and love for each other in a post-9/11 world. The random topic this week is all about the two alternative Black history television shows that have been announced and our thoughts. Conversations on censoring art, and battling group think inside our own community.

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