Composer Kris Bowers on balancing multiple hit shows including ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dear White People’ and more. His compositions from the past season can also be heard in “Colin in Black and White,” “Inventing Anna,” “DMZ” and “We Own This City.” Gold Derby’s Tony Ruiz hosts this webchat. Composer Kris Bowers ~ Video via GoldDerby / Gold Derby Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the … Continue reading Composer Kris Bowers – Balancing multiple hit shows ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dear White People’ and more
I decided to put together a list of shows you can binge. These should keep you busy for a while. Some are oldies, but goodies! Outlander Of course! (3 Seasons Netflix | 5 Seasons Starz App) `Outlander’ is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon. After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in … Continue reading Need Something to Watch?
The new comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson is the rare film to feature deeply eccentric black characters who transcend the usual angry/noble dichotomy. In the buzzy, Sundance-feted comedy Sorry to Bother You, in theaters July 6, writer-director newcomer Boots Riley lets his black working-class freak flag fly — and he is mostly unconcerned with whether or not you’re following his trippy parade. Saturated … Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: In ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Boots Riley Makes Much-Needed Room for Black Weirdness
The second season of Dear White People opens with an instantly recognizable cultural debate, yet one that has never been dramatized on television. The battle lines are fiercely drawn, the passions intense, and the arguers obstinate in their opinions: Should grits be salty or sweet? Justin Simien, who created the Netflix comedy and the 2014 race satire it is based on, laughs when we bring … Continue reading ‘Dear White People’ Reveals the Truth About Being Black in Trump’s America
The article from which this information is from was written last year. However, measuring the temperature of society’s climate today – domestic terrorist act this past weekend in Charlottesville, protests, etc. – it could have easily been written today. Although this list is not exhaustive (should also have the likes of Alex Haley’s Roots – 1977, Glory – 1989, The Tuskegee Airmen – 1995 and The … Continue reading 20+ Films You Need to Watch About (Black) Race in America