Soul Cinema | Trick Baby

3 02 2011

Our cinematic journey through 1970’s Black film introduces a rarely-seen gem about two con-artsts, one an elderly Black man and the other his White accomplished better known as Trick Baby. The film stars Kiel Martin and Mel Stewart, in a very different role from our earlier selection, The Landlord. Read the rest of this entry »


Soul Cinema | The Landlord

2 02 2011

Today’s Soul Cinema entry is one of my favorite films from the 1970s that dealt with race and class, The Landlord. Director Hal Ashby‘s directorial debut starred a young Beau Bridges as well as Pearl Bailey, Diana Sands, Louis Gossett, Jr. and featured an Best Supporting Actress Oscar performance from Lee Grant. Read the rest of this entry »