Friday, May 14, 2021

I think the conversation that these films need to have is that there is a context in which they are made. I believe that the stories have already been told and have been seen in a new light. Given the many Black History Month events in your life, what do you sing and why? Here are some pieces of black art on Broadway.

When you look at something new and go back to something you’ve seen before, you find something to consider. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a reminder, but if you’ve seen it again, and it hasn’t seen you, then you’ll find yourself considering it.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Tony – Ruben Santiago wins – Hudson adapts Wilson’s 1982 play, “The End of August,” directed by George C. Wolfe. If you haven’t taken the time to see Wilson in a new light, don’t pull back, because he has already won a posthumous award. The two take on the task of exploring the end of August in his 1982 play and the consequences of this decision for Wilson and his family.

Rainey’s “Black Bottom” is available on Netflix and follows the life of lead actor and playwright Rainey Radha, who goes from a promising thirtysomething to a struggling playwright who turns 40 and is desperately waiting for a breakthrough. His journey, which takes him into the world of rap, is a journey of discovery because authenticity means that producers do not produce words, but words are his work.

The Forty-Year-Old Version

It’s Black History Month, and the 40-year-old version is currently streaming on Netflix. Perhaps best known for his role in “Black Panther: The Get Down, “Kaluuya appears in the upcoming film” The Black Panther Party, “a sequel to the original film. In the film, he plays Fred Hampton as the FBI infiltrates the chapter of the Black Panthers Party in Illinois.

One Night in Miami 

Hamilton graduate Leslie Odom Jr. sings several songs with Cooke, including an original song he wrote for the film. While the latest films shed light on the titans of black history, friends are celebrating Ali’s title win. Judas the Black Messiah, “which will be shown on HBO Max and Netflix on February 1.

I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin probably doesn’t need an introduction, but it’s not that important, and James Baldwin’s work as a writer, poet, activist, philosopher, and activist is not. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and based on his unfinished “Remember the House,” the documentary, features a collection of Baldwin notes and letters. Perhaps the film is as relevant today as it was when it was not written in the 1970s or even earlier.

I am no expert on Baldwin’s work, but he is one of the most important figures in the history of black literature and his work as a writer, poet, activist, philosopher, and activist.

I May Destroy You

The British drama, which was developed, written, directed, and produced by Michaela Coel, follows Arabella (played by Coels) as she tries to rebuild her life after rape and follows her on her journey of self-discovery – as well as her relationship with her ex-husband – as she tries to rebuild her life after the rape. The Negro, will be streamed on Netflix and can be pre-ordered on Amazon Prime from February 1.

Conclusion

There has never been a worse time to celebrate black art, and Black History Month feels like September’s work is as dramatic as February’s.

But especially over the last 12 months, it doesn’t feel quite right to me and I’m not sure why it has to be, especially for black art!

Black art is made by black playwrights!

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