This week on Black on Black Cinema, the group returns to discuss the newest film by director Shaka King, "Judas and the Black Messiah." The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, and Dominique Fishback and tells the story of the betrayal of Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton at the hands of an FBI informant named Bill O'Neal.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with a few announcements about the show going forward. The next film is also announced, "Judas and the Black Messiah," which deals with the life of Fred Hampton during his rise as chairman of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, and the FBI's involvement with his murder. The random topic this week is about what happens when Black films progress to the mainstream and start dealing with nuanced topics of Blackness. How we react to the art, give space for the artists involved, and why some of us might not truly support that type of film progression of Black voices.
This week the guys return with a special guest, T'ara, to discuss the newly released Netflix film, "Malcolm & Marie." The film stars John David Washington and Zendaya (who both also produced) as the title characters, a director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film's premiere. The project was the first Hollywood feature to be entirely written, financed, and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with filming taking place in secret in June and July 2020.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to introduce the next film, "Malcolm & Marie" starring John David Washington and Zendaya. The film follows the couple as they have a night of exploring some deep-seeded cracks in their relationship. The random topic of the week is about Black History Month. The easily answerable question is posed about the month, but what does it really mean and why and how the month's meaning could go further.