Vince selects a romantic drama set in 1961 Paris, France starring Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward and defends it as a quintessential Black film. Guess who disagrees?
It's the 50th stop on the Micheaux Mission so Vince and Len make it a big one, with a review of one of the seminal films of black cinema in the last 30 years - Robert Townsend's THE FIVE HEARTBEATS (1991). First they chat about songs that could/should be movies, read listener feedback and share the world's greatest iTunes review with one another.
The Men welcome Dr. Michele Prettyman Beverly by way of Mercer University in Georgia to take a trip further south...to Louisiana and 1997's EVE'S BAYOU. Starring Lynn Whitfield, Samuel Jackson, Debbie Morgan and Diahann Carroll and directed by Kasi Lemmons, this essential of black cinema features star making performances by young Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Goode.
The welfare system of 1974 plays protagonist to the over-crowded love affair of Claudine and Rupert. Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones and a young intense Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs star in the authentic romantic 'dramedy' that asks pointed questions filled with unsettling answers.