First Look | A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy!

19 09 2008

A good friend of ours, Adetoro Makinde, alerted us about a new film that has been generating plenty of buzz since its successful debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Focusing on themes of sexuality and relationships in L.A., “A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy” is more than just cultural attitude.

Directed by Dennis Dortch, the film’s story is told through six different vignettes, which all come together in one day. Full of jump cuts, naturalistic camera work, and situations never before glimpsed in narrative films before, “A Good Day To Be Black and Sexy” exorcises the demons of Toms, Coons, Mammies and Bucks that honest black cinematic representation is constantly attempting to dislodge from the American psyche. Never salacious or mean spirited, the vignettes don’t shy away from the uncomfortable aspects of modern sexuality and maintains a healthy irreverence in its sexual politics.”

The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance and was picked up for a limited theatrical distribution there by Magnolia Pictures. There will be a FREE screening of the film next week, Thursday, September 25th at 7:30pm at the Landmark E Street Cinema as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Week festivities.

Don’t miss your opportunity to come check out this film that has created quite a groundswell of buzz.

For more information on “A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy, check out the film’s official website or the interview with director Dortch and some cast members at Sundance, below.




One response

22 09 2008
Jiff Jones

LOL, now this looks like it might be a good one!


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