#145: (Pt. 2) BlackKklansman / Malcolm X

Though BLACKKKLANSMAN is, like MALCOLM X, drawn from real life, Spike Lee’s newest film takes more liberties in telling its ostensibly true story (something that’s drawn criticism from some corners). And also like MALCOLM X, it’s a film set in the past that’s commenting, often directly, on the present. Together the two films give us a lot to talk about, from their respective uses of speechmaking and divided identities, to their perspectives on white allies. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.

Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about MALCOLM X,
BLACKKKLANSMAN, or both by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.

Show Notes

Works Cited:
• Boots Riley’s thoughts on Blackkklansman:
twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1030575674447212544

Your Next Picture Show: 
• Tasha: Colin Minihan’s WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
• Scott: Bing Liu’s MINDING THE GAP
• Genevieve: Susan Johnson’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
• Keith: Steve Mitchell’s KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN

Outro Music: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose’s “Too Late To Turn Back Now”

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