❝ As a Black woman filmmaker I feel that’s my job: visibility. And my preference within that job is Black subjectivity. Meaning I’m interested in the lives of Black folk as the subject. Not the predicate, not the tangent. These stories deserve to be told. Not as sociology, not as spectacle, not as a singular event that happens every so often, but regularly and purposefully as truth and as art on an ongoing basis, as do the stories of all the women you love.

Ava DuVernay

Quote is from her speech at the 7th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon by Essence. I really love the "not as sociology, not as spectacle" part. I love this quote so much and admire and enjoy Ava’s work.

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Watch: On Set ‘Behind Jim Jarmusch’ With the Making Of ‘The Limits of Control’

A movie of questionable quality that I really liked

Inside Rififi

Trailer for "Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai" [English subtitles]

…also, if you can track this down, Hana yori Mo Naho, by Koreeda Hirokazu, the 47 Ronin play a role in the story of a reluctant samurai on a path of vengence. If you’re curious about what filmmakers have done to actually represent the period or the ideas involved in the story of the 47 Ronin.

Opening Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman


I heard it through the grapevine (foxxworthy) that the Zatoichi Box Set for which I provided some packaging has gone on sale. Check it out!