LEMONADE, Beyonce’s recently released visual album and film almost broke the internet when it debuted on HBO on August 23. On the latest edition of Cinema in Noir, my co-hosts and I discussed LEMONADE, it’s representations of black feminism, artistic celebrations of black women, and of course Becky with the good hair. We also discussed other films and television shows that exemplify the black feminist tradition that LEMONADE follows (Eve’s Bayou, Something New, Living Single).
May is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To commemorate the month, we discussed cinematic representations of illness and grief. One of my faves is Ava DuVernay’s I WILL FOLLOW. The film is an excellent meditation on grief for those left after someone passes. I highly recommend it.
We also discussed one filmmaker in particular who seems to continuously miss the mark (#TylerPerryMovieCancer)
Also, in addition to the lastest film news, we discussed the recently released trailer to SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, the film that reimagines Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in Chicago back in 1989. The film, which is directed by Richard Tanne, stars my fave Tika Sumpter and newcomer Parker Sawyers and is produced by John Legend. I am SO excited about this film. It got solid reviews at Sundance this year and I look forward to seeing the story on the big screen. To quote my co-host Candice, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU could be the “blerd romance we’ve been waiting for.” You can check out the trailer here:
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