This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to review and discuss the film, 'Come Sunday,' from the folks at This American Life. 'Come Sunday' is a 2018 American drama film based on Carlton Pearson's excommunication directed by Joshua Marston, from a screenplay by Marcus Hinchey. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Danny Glover and Lakeith Stanfield.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce episode 128, "Come Sunday." The film tells the story of a Black preacher who challenges the very core of his religious beliefs and is forced to come face to face with religious leaders who oppose him. The random topic of the week is all about the latest incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, in which two Black men were arrested for just sitting there and not buying anything. Issues of implicit bias towards Black men and the response are discussed.
Telling the story of the famed Queensbridge rapper, Roxanne Shante, Roxanne Roxanne takes us back to 1984 during the birth of rap in New York City. Young Shante is the Queensbridge battle rap champion, and sets herself on a path to fame, but is often thwarted by the actions of vicious and selfish men. The story of self-discovery, growing up quickly, and eventual perseverance is at the heart of the female rapper who inspired some of the largest names in the industry to this day. The film stars Chanté Adams as Roxanne Shante, Nia Long as her mother Peggy, and Mahershala Ali as Cross.