May 6, 2021
Netflix's film Moxie brings riot grrrl punk feminism to a whole new generation: music, zines, and voices coming together to make the world a bit better.
Is the world ready for riot grrrls to go mainstream?
Apr 16, 2021
During our recent episode on Judas and the Black Messiah, Professor Bill Resh spoke about using the film as part of his course on citizenship.
We thought it would be great to revisit the film and see how well this worked. So, today we're revisiting Judas and the Black Messiah with students from his course! We'll ask...
Feb 26, 2021
Under the threat of prison, Bill O'Neal infiltrated the Black Panther Party in Chicago.
Judas and the Black Messiah looks at the last three years of the Black Panther Party Chairman, Fred Hampton's life. While Hampton was falling in love , taking care of his people, and leading the city revolutionaries ... O'Neal was...
Feb 4, 2021
Today we’ll be doing something a bit different. We’re looking at two memoirs made into films in 2020:
Between the World and Me, from HBO, based on the book of the same name written by Ta’Nehasi Coates. The film is directed by Kamilah Forbes, and the screenplay adaptation is by David Teague.
Hillbilly Elegy is...
Dec 18, 2020
Odds are that you know someone raving about the new Netflix coming of age limited series, The Queen's Gambit. Lifted from the novel of the same title, the series is a seven episode tale of a little orphan girl entering the competitive, very masculine, and very adult world of chess.
From pawn to queen, what makes The...