After recording a podcast that has been on someone’s computer forever unedited (it was mine…I’m sorry). We are offically up and ready to get started for 2016. So that means catch up on our pilot episode, watch The Imitation of Life (both versions), and get ready for awesomeness to be dropped.
My mother and I are fans of Wolfpop’s “Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period with W. Kamau Bell and Kevin ‘He Gets Everything’ Avery”. (If you haven’t listened to it yet…do it.)
On the podcast, they have talk about quintessential black movies that every black person should have seen/should see. These films are on a unofficial list called “Black People Homework”. (There is a website that has the “unofficial” official list of Black People Homework, so please check that out.)
After listening to it my mom and I agreed and disagreed with some of the choices that Bell and Avery picked and we thought of some that might not have made the list. So we decided to make a podcast talking about our own person BPH.
Cabin in the Sky
Jackie Brown Temptations
Dear White People/School Daze
The Color Purple
Don’t Be Menace to South Central…
Gone are the Days
A Solider’s Story
Imitation of Life (1939 and 1959)
Our rating system is as follows,
Core Curriculum: Movies you NEED to see
Electives: Movies that you can watch that will enhance the black experience, but most people won’t call you on not seeing it.
Extra Curricular: Movies that can be switch out for other movies “like it” on the list.
Auditing: Movies that don’t really matter.
Our first movie that we will be watching is Imitation of Life, both the 1939 and the 1959 version. So you watch the movies and discuss it with us here on the blog or on our twitters.