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.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2012 film, Gimme the Loot. This independent comedy chronicles the day in the life adventure of two Brooklyn, NY graffiti artists who have a simple goal of becoming famous in their small world. Dynamics between men and women are explored as the artist while friends, seem to have an underlying affection for one another.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to introduce the next film, "Gimme the Loot." The 2012 film about two friends who a graffiti artists and perhaps more as the strike out to make a name for themselves. The hosts also discuss the idea of letting certain Black people go after we find out about their terrible behavior. In light of the latest R Kelly sexual manipulation and holding women hostage speculative news, the guys wonder why people still cape for people like Kelly, OJ Simpson, Bill Cosby, etc. There is also a conversation on whether or not letting these people go harms us as a community, and what that means long term.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2002 action comedy, Undercover Brother. Set in the screwball comedy world starring Eddie Griffin as the super spy man-out-of-time-esque Black title character. He joins up with a secret Black organization called The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. to stop "The Man" once and for all from harming Black people.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the next upcoming episode, Undercover Brother. The 2002 comedy film about a Black spy trying to stop a plot by The Man. Our random topic of the week is about what is the balance of celebrating holidays like the 4th of July and other American jingoistic moments while simultaneously being Black. Should you not, should you not care, or is there a middle ground?
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2016 film, Fences. Directed and starring Denzel Washington as a garbage man who is struggling to get by alongside his faithful wife, played by Viola Davis. A story of ego, fatherhood, security, and loyalty. Impressive performances accompany a script that designs characters to jump off the page.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to discuss the upcoming film, Fences, starring and directed by Denzel Washington and co-starring Viola Davis. Telling the story of a couple struggling to make ends meet while dealing with issues of patriarchy, and marriage dynamics. The random topic of the week is our thoughts on the newly released Black Panther trailer from Marvel Studios and its potential significant impact on Hollywood at large.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 1991 independent film, Daughters of the Dust. Taking place in 1902, the film depicts the days before a Gullah (or Geechee) family decides to leave their island off the coast of South Carolina to move to the mainland United States. What is seemingly a video essay of sorts about the migration of cultures and the preservation of those cultures plays as a direct throughline to some modern African American norms of today. Daughters of the Dust works to show just how others see their place in the history of their own culture and family.
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This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to preview the upcoming episode on "Daughters of the Dust." A film that depicts the lives of the Gullah culture off the coast of South Carolina in the early 1900s. The random topic of the week is on Tiger Woods' arrest, but breaks out into a discussion on society's pressure on bi-racial folks and America's unique view of cultures and its preservation.