Premiered today :)
Seeing your own flick on a big screen, it’s something else…
It's been a while since my last "long and diligent" review (i.e verbose ramblings that sort of amount to nothing) but I can’t think of a better film that deserves one.
So... Where do I even begin?
This is one of those movies that may appear simple and straightforward from afar but is absolutely brimming with subtext. A filmmaker that is so very grounded in her craft that she produced something that is so gripping, raw, authoritative, and hypnotic. I…
Something truly fascinating about this is how the unprofessionalism and lack of preparedness and intelligence from the documentary crew actually help highlight and extract the key points James Baldwin tries to make.
Admittedly, I'm not familiar with Baldwin's work as a writer, but seeing him in his element here and just hearing him speak for a few minutes gave me the urge to read every single piece of work he produced.