Black on Black Cinema

Abolish Normalizing Violence because it’s Problematic - Preview to Episode 203

July 8, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to introduce the next film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967 version). The film synopsis is: When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship. The random topics of the week are on Sha'Carri Richardson's exclusion from running in the Tokyo Olympics, Phylicia Rashad's response to Bill Cosby being let out of prison, and dress codes at the Turkey Leg Hut in Houston.

 
 

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