It isn’t the job of art to answer questions, but to ask them — “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” does the bare minimum.
“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves.”
“I Am Not Your Negro” is a poignant and powerful analysis of race relations in this country that goes unmatched by any other film in recent memory.
In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the long history of cultural commentary in the horror genre and the lack of smart horror in mainstream Hollywood films.
The viewer watches “Fences” with mingled horror and pity as Troy (Denzel Washington) destroys his relationship with his son and, eventually, wife.
In the first part of this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Silas White to discuss his review of “The Lego Batman Movie.” Then, Jake brings in Managing Editor Mary Ford and Ithaca College sophomore Jackson Donaldson to debate race in Hollywood as it relates to “La La Land.” Donaldson wrote in to The Ithacan to question the low score Ford gave “La La Land,” the frontrunner for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Morris will present her speech, “Toward a Liberative Construction of Safety and Healing in Schools: Responding to the School Pushout of Black Girls,” Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge.