Ossie Davis directs J.E. Franklin's Off-Broadway critically acclaimed family drama, touching on multiple generations of black womanhood under one roof. A good story let down by poor direction.
The show is stuffed with stuff this week as Len and Vince start off with secret Insecure talk then pitch historic black films to Hollywood, reminisce on old friends before reconciling with the great Jackie Robinson portraying Jackie Robinson in 1950's THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY.
The episode has listener email, Twitter commentary, several huge announcements, impromptu guest appearances from Tribbles with Red Capes and a critical look at a quirky piece of cinema from Ossie Davis - PURLIE VICTORIOUS.
The streets of Cleveland in the wake of Martin Luther King's death are teeming with threats of militant violence and one man's disillusionment and paranoia uncorks the tension in harsh tones. An unforgiving naked look at a urgent time in history through the story of a black man losing his soul, starring Julian Mayfield, Ruby Dee, Max Julien, Raymond St. Jacque and directed by Jules Dissian. An criminally unrecognized crime classic.