Fall 2019 Episode 12: Representing Blackness

By November 20, 2019 No Comments

This week on “From the Booth” IC co-directors Marc Yamada and Chip Oscarson discuss the challenge of representing race and the experience of being black, in contemporary film. The discussion takes its lead from Prof. Kristin Matthew’s provocative lecture this last week at IC that challenged viewers to think more deeply about the way blackness and whiteness is portrayed in film.

00:00 Intro
01:48 Dr. Kristin Matthews’s Lecture excerpt
06:15 Discussion of Green Book (Peter Farrelly, English, 2018), If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, English, 2018), and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, English, 2019)
17:58 Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, French, 2014)

22:32 Supa Modo (Likarion Walnalna, Kikuyu/Swahili/English, 2018)
23:53 Free Solo (Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, English, 2018)
27:16 Capernaum (Nadine Labaki, Arabic/Amharic, 2018)
30:35 The Bridge (Charlotte Sieling, Swedish/Danish, 2011)