Documentary film maker Eric Bogosian offers us talking heads as Black people, ranging in age from their forties to seventies sit around a table, play some music and talk about their lives. Bogosian's métier was cinema verite documentaries, in which he set up the general line of action and let his performers do what they wanted in the situation. Here he provides a telling series of reminiscences about growing up Black in the US from the beginnings of the 20th century through the 1950s.
Although not as obviously ground-breaking as his earlier and better known documentaries, this one, in which people just talk, is his strongest and most honest. A must-see for anyone who wants to understand the era.
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