Covering Cinema From All Across The African Diaspora

#48 - Announcing Film Screening Series; Bloggers Roundtable No. 2

Recorded Monday, April 6th, 2009
TRT: 60 Minutes.

- Aaron Ingram and Curtis John of ActNow Foundation and writer/director talked about the upcoming quarterly film screening series at BAM Cinemas.

- And, another bloggers roundtable. I was joined by
Daryle Lockhart of, Karen G. of, Jo-Issa of, and Sergio Mims (Ebony/Jet film columnist).

Topics we discussed:

- "She's Gotta Have It" 23 years later. Would it still impress as it did the year it was released?
- Cuba Gooding Jr and Terence Howard lead ensemble cast in George Lucas's Tuskeegee Airmen film.
- Angela Bassett gets behind the camera for the first time, adapting Percival Everett's novel, Erasure.
- Taraji P Henson, Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, and other black actresses. Who's getting steady work? Why/why not?
- "Medicine For Melancholy" VS "A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy;" distribution and box office compare/contrast.

Listen below, or download via the iTunes store. Just search for "Obenson Report."


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