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A Day in Black and White (2001)

Two men identified only as Black Man and White Man start the film as a discussion over a speech on race to be given at school the next day and escalates into an argument about the ... See full summary »

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Desmond Hall

Writer:

Desmond Hall
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Perrineau
Stephanie Berry
Anthony DeSando
Francie Swift
Lonette McKee
Ron Cephas Jones ... (as Ron C. Jones)
Joseph Siravo
Billy Staples ... Tri-athlete lawyer (as Billy Hine)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Neff ... Veronica
Heather Spore ... Heidi
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Two men identified only as Black Man and White Man start the film as a discussion over a speech on race to be given at school the next day and escalates into an argument about the differences in the races - moving along all of the cultural lines and finding mutual fears and concerns. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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The Best Film There Is On Race Relations!
28 June 2000 | by Zen BonesSee all my reviews

This is simply the best film I've ever seen on race relations. It focuses on all the millions of little frustrations that both blacks and whites have regarding race, and it covers everything from inter-racial dating, barbie dolls, east coast porn verses west coast, L.S.P. (light skin presumption), gangsta rap, Star Trek, affirmative action, Thanksgiving, and organic chitlins. It is also VERY funny! It is not a passionate film like "Do the Right Thing" but it covers just as much ground. It does it subtly, through discussion and humour, and manages to get perspectives of both men and women from teen years through middle age (and without ever seeming rhetorical or preachy!). Some of the acting is a bit amateurish but that just adds to to the film because essentially all of these people are us, no matter what their race.

The only bad thing about this film is that Spike Lee's name is not on it. If it had been it would have seen a much wider release and would be as highly acclaimed as any of the best of his films. Unfortunately Spike had nothing to do with this so it just floats around various cable stations hoping to catch the eye of a viewer who is adventurous enough to watch a movie with no big names attached. Check it out. You won't be disappointed!


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