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Black Cop (2017)

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A black police officer is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect.

Director:

Cory Bowles

Writer:

Cory Bowles
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Ronnie Rowe ... Black Cop (as Ronnie Rowe Jr.)
Sophia Walker ... Rookie Cop
Sebastien Labelle Sebastien Labelle ... White Cop
Simon Paul Mutuyimana Simon Paul Mutuyimana ... Hoodie
Christian Murray Christian Murray ... Running Man
Ambyr Dunn Ambyr Dunn ... Driver
Taylor Olson ... Student
Jeff Schwager Jeff Schwager ... Hard Cop
Emmanuel John Emmanuel John ... Blipster
Matthew McIntyre Matthew McIntyre ... Passenger
Koumbie Koumbie ... Rally Leader
Bob Mann ... Pissed Dad
Ira Henderson Ira Henderson ... Customer
Keegan Blue Keegan Blue ... SG
Nathan Simmons Nathan Simmons ... Resisting Youth
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A black police officer is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect.

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Black and blue.

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Drama

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Blac Op Films See more »
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Filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. See more »

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Version of Black Cop (2016) See more »

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A POWERFUL EXAMINATION OF RACE RELATIONS

Black Cop pulled emotions out of me that were surprising and quite honestly a little bit uncomfortable. The entire movie was a catalyst for important conversation and throughout I felt angry, ashamed and humbled. I feel like we are too often quick to discount the experiences of another when they differ from our own. We are guilty of looking out of our own tiny windows at a very small picture and believing that because that is our truth, it is everyone's. Black Cop follows a day in the life of a character known by the same name, simply Black Cop. The decision to not name the title character or the city where the film unfolds was a bold move by writer/director Cory Bowles. It was a brilliant decision and though I think that some people won't allow themselves to recognize that this story could have unfolded anywhere and involved anyone, those that go in open minded will be touched by it in a big way.

Reminiscent of Michael Douglas's Falling Down, Black Cop is an in your face Dramedy that is unafraid to to sift through human emotion and pull out of the wreckage, the different perspectives and stories from several points of view. When Black Cop is racially profiled off duty his priorities shift, his judgement becomes cloudy, and we see what happens when you get pushed to your breaking point.

I commend Bowles for his defiance so to speak, his ability to explore the grey areas of the stories without once telling you how to think or feel but nevertheless dragging emotions out of you that are disquieting.

This is an important film and though I thought I was pretty socially conscious, I found myself desperate to tuck my white privilege in as I left the theatre. No matter what perspective you leave with, the film is a no holds barred fast paced exploration of current race relations accompanied by an incredible soundtrack. You will not be disappointed.


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