October 22, 2018

Movies with Tessa Thompson

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Cassius, an African American striver living in Oakland, works at a telemarketing firm. He’s told to “stick to the script” but soon his rise, fall and bizarre sideways bounces take him on a Faustian journey, trading his integrity for professional and material gain. A satirical portrait of a young man … [Read more...]

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Set on a college campus, this comedy is knowing and self-aware. Samantha is a student whose radio broadcasts and viral Internet videos are used to call out the hypocrisies and micro-aggressions experienced by African Americans in their dealings with well-meaning Caucasians. Her campus is a hotbed of … [Read more...]