This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "For Colored Girls..." which is the film version of the Ntozake Shange's 1975 original choreopoem "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf." Written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandiwe Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray. The film depicts the interconnected lives of ten women, exploring their lives and struggles as women of color. This week's random topic is all about the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd case. We also deal with Senator Tim Scott stating that "America is not a racist country" in the same historical moment of a rare moment of white police accountability for murdering yet another Black person.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the newly released film, "Concrete Cowboy." Based on the novel "Ghetto Cowboy" and directed by Ricky Staub, the film tells the story of a wayward young boy named Cole who is brought from Detroit to Philadelphia by his mother after an ongoing series of disciplinary issues to live with his father. When Cole arrives he finds that his father is a part of a tight-knit group of urban cowboys.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, the 2021 film (Netflix) entitled "Concrete Cowboy" starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin. The story follows a rebellious teen who is sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, there he finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. The random topic this week is about Black activists who make money while working for the betterment of Black people. Should activists stay broke in order to understand the struggle?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2020 Regina King debut film, "One Night in Miami..." The film follows the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, where Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X, to discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "One Night in Miami," that tells the story of four Black icons (Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown) hanging out one night to discuss their roles in the Black cultural upheaval of the 1960s. The random topic this week is just that, a grab bag of suggested topics from our audience in which we cover our lives after one year of COVID, Derrick Jaxn, Lil Nas X, and more.