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Window On Your Present

14 March 2012 8:25 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Back in the late 1980s when Spike Lee was helping to revolutionize the indie film world with vibrant, colorful, emotional and music-filled epics like School Daze and Do the Right Thing, his brother Cinqué Lee was traveling in the exact opposite direction with his own debut directorial effort, the drab and dreary Window on Your Present.

But, be warned: “Drab and dreary” are merely descriptions of this lovely, resurrected masterpiece and not criticisms to be lobbed against it. The film has gone largely unseen in the past 30 years, but has been recently released by BrinkDVD. It’s a shame it’s been out of the spotlight all this time since, based on the accomplished, thoughtful filmmaking on display in this first film. Had Window on the Present been released when it was made, Cinqué could have had an equally stellar career along with his more famous brother. Talent in the »

- Mike Everleth

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