I like this but it’s not hitting home like Tongues Untied or Anthem. The footage of the Harlem Freedom Festival was brutal and fierce.
"My countryman is my enemy."
James Baldwin was a queer black man. He had sex with men. And he was black. The closest this film comes to acknowledging that James Baldwin had sex with men is a text about his FBI files which states that he may be a homosexual. Otherwise, there is a photo of him holding three young girls, almost insinuating they're his daughters, and interviews with Dick Cavett talking about his children, that he didn't have.…
Oh. My. God.
So, there's this philosophy professor who's an atheist because his mom died of cancer when he was 12. He's dating this 25 year old Christian whose 85-year-old mother has Alzheimer's Disease and a fondness for chicken. The 25-year-old's father is only like 50, and doesn't visit his ex-wife. Like the professor, Business Dad is also an atheist. He was dating a 25-year-old, until she revealed she had cancer. That 25-year-old atheist got cancer after conducting a Gotcha…