Will Smith, using graphics & actors, hosts this survey of the long struggle for Blacks to become full citizens, centering on the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Writer-director Barry Alexander Brown’s film is based on Bob Zellner’s well-received 2008 autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. The author’s move from sympathetic but do-nothing white moderate to zealous C-R activist is a good illustration of Dr. King’s criticism in his famous prison letter. At first …
Interview with Andrew Heckler, Writer/Director of BURDEN The following was conducted via telephone on February 21, 2020. I had seen the director’s social justice film Burden (now being released in stages across the USA) and thus was eager to talk about it during the all-too-brief 15 allotted minutes. My film review is already up on …
A terrific film based on a true story of overcoming racism in a small town. Click the title to read Ed’s full review.
This movie has its flaws, but it still is an inspiring true story of a Klansman and an African-American activist slowly forging a friendship. Click the movie title to read Ed’s review.
Places in the Heart, set in 1930s Texas, is the story of a black field hand helping a widowed white produce a successful cotton harvest, ending with an unusual Communion service.
I give this film 5 out of 5 stars. Click the image to read my entire review.