June 7, 2014

24 hours

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, 2013). Arguably, this is new black cinema that is historically conscious of other new black cinemas, meaning that it has the focused anger and tragic sense of Do the Right Thing and Boyz N the Hood a generation ago and the social realism of Killer of Sheep a generation before that. I don’t even mind the narrative inventions or persuasions. Under the circumstances, how can you?