The Horror: Movie Night…. We Are What We Are starts tonight!

CC is looking forward to it. Reviews later! ~CC

In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, “Boardwalk Empire”) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years *IMDB

ipod shenanigans ☯

Sneaky l’il iphone, waking things up that I work hard to shut down. Random, but this song stops me in my tracks because sometimes I feel like Lucy Witmore….Not that I’m the biggest expert on grunge ska..but that moment in 50 First Dates, when no matter how ditsy Lucy seemed or how hard her situation could be, Henry still loved her. And then set their world on fire. Anyway back to reality♥CC

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Black Cinema Shines

Esai Morales and Judy Reyes

Sundance Selection 2011 - Gun Hill Road

Black Movie. Urban Movie. “Ethnic” Movie. The thought, let alone the actual words, stirs up so much drama and controversy. CC doesn’t necessarily care about “mainstream”. No, I am more interested in a steady stream…

So the success of movements like ImageNation and Affrm are,  well,  moving.
They prove that while Tyler Perry performs a very useful function in black cinema (longggggggg sip),  he in no way represents mainstream. There are a million stories waiting to be told in Hi-quality, Hi-emotion…Hi-Def.

CC adores it all and had the honor of being part of the Greeting/Welcoming team for the advanced screening of “Gun Hill Road”. It stars Esai Morales and Judy Reyes – yes, the nurse from SCRUBS who EVERYONE should know. Or leave this blog now. Kidding.
Not only does Ms. Reyes star in it – she is the producer and one of my new She-roes. Read on for why….

First, the event:
The screening was held at Lincoln Center’s  Walter Reade Theatre. Where Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Gates, founders and HNIC’s of Imagenation, packed the house.

The crowd was diverse, open,and excited about the film.

Judy and several other executives Skype’d in to talk to the audience.

Finally, a live panel engaged in a great Q&A session with the audience, followed by a small reception sponsored by Whole Foods.

Now, the movie:

OMG. That’s all. Just OMG.

The promo gives you an idea of the plot…

Esai Morales

Gun Hill Road (courtesy of ImageNation)... click for info

Esai plays a husband, father, man returning home from prison to a life he doesn’t recognize, an indifferent wife, and a son he can’t understand.

However ~ writer that I fancy myself to be ~ no words can do justice to the power of this film. I can tell you that this film will move you. I won’t give it away but it touched on so many life issues that we all deal with. Don’t care who you are…

Things like:

  • What defines manhood?
  • Why does society have this jones to always test the masculinity of men of color?
  • When loyalty to another person overrules compatibility and loyalty to yourself, what do you do?
  • Then is that worth it – for either party? Are you a “bad person” for looking out for yourself first?
  • How do you gain the maturity to accept things you can’t control?
  • How do you master your own demons?
  • Is that ever even possible?

This was slick, smart, and unforgiving. The plot twists and shock ending will own you.

See a clip here

See Director Interview here

Go see it when it’s released.

Welcome to the Shell

Thank you for stopping by 😊

I was born under the star sign of Cancer. I believe that stars don’t lie. And that’s the foundation for CrabbyChíque.

Crabby for all those Cancerian qualities, Chíque because chíc was taken…

I hope you enjoy this blog..
.. It’s a little of everything that crosses my mind..life, love, music, fashion, music, love, drama, travel, spirituality, music, home and music.

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❤ CC

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