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Top 5 Films - Nikyatu Jusu

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 28, 2011 11:16 AM
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Nikyatu Jusu - the first Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winner, who also claimed her rightful spot on the Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch list, lists her 5 favorite films. It's a few months old, but I'm only just finding out about it *ahem.*

Ya know, I really dig this idea, and wish I'd thought of it. Instead, thanks to the folks at XHIBIT P for creating it and planting the seed :) I'd like to do more of these with other black filmmakers (h/t AIAC):

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  • BondGirl | September 29, 2011 10:44 AMReply

    I love this series! Still can't believe she doesn't like classic movies (not even Stormy Weather or All About Eve??), but to each his own right?

    I wish she would make African Booty Scratcher into a feature one day.

  • Patrice | September 29, 2011 3:29 AMReply

    Thank you for showing XHIBIT P love on indiewire! Nikyatu is a very down to earth and gifted individual :) Awesome time shooting her for this video. We have more coming soon!

  • Tamara | September 29, 2011 1:10 AMReply

    Can definitely see her favorites' influence in her work...or in "Black Swan Theory", the one film by her that I have seen. Very cool for sharing.

  • blaqbird | September 28, 2011 12:40 PMReply

    Yeah I'm with Neziah; I won't hold it against her that she doesn't like old movies because her list was pretty good. However I do have a make a correction. In "Fish Tank", (SPOILER ALERT) the relationship between the daughter and the mom's boyfriend IS consummated and the fall-out is what really brings this film together for me.

    I would definitely love to see more of these as well!

  • Mec | September 28, 2011 12:31 PMReply

    Hmm. Interesting choices.

    Old Boy, Roshamon would have 2 be one of my favs too & a few Spike Lee joints!

    Nikyatu is hella talented I wish her the best of luck in her growing film career.

  • Vanessa Martinez | September 28, 2011 12:08 PMReply

    Great list Nikyatu! I love 'Amores Perros' and 'Fish Tank' :-)

  • Neziah | September 28, 2011 11:33 AMReply

    Although I didn't care for the part when she said, "I don't like old movies", I appreciated the honesty. Good movies anyway, and she seems like a really nice girl. I wish her the best of luck in her career.

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