Shadow and Act

Video: Reel Soul on "Blaxploitation"

  • By Monique
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  • March 16, 2012 9:29 AM
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“We must rid ourselves of the habit, now that we are in the thick of the fight, of minimizing the actions of our fathers or of feigning incomprehension when considering their silence and passivity.  They fought as well as they could, with the arms they possessed then.”

Reel Soul on "Richard Pryor and Romantic Comedy"

  • By Monique
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  • March 5, 2012 2:02 PM
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From writer-director, Vaun Monroe and cultural critic, Lee Bey, I bring you the first installment of Reel Soul. I had the pleasure of participating alongside Mr. Monroe and Mr. Bey in last year’s Black Perspectives Panel hosted by The Chicago Int’l Film festival. The event opened my eyes to many things, including the need for more in depth conversations on film literacy and how we as artists and aficionados best serve that need (and want) through seeking out, consuming and applying what we learn of the business side and technical artistry of the industry.