RS Podcast 026 – School Daze

Check your syllabus. Today, we’re talking about frat parties, football games, and fantasy beauty parlor dance numbers.

On this episode of the RS Podcast, Avril Speaks and Elijah Davidson wrap up their four film trip through the Black Independent Cinema Movement by discussing a film from the same era by a black filmmaker not associated with the movement – Spike Lee’s School Daze.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief series looking at this underexposed, recent movement in cinematic history. As Avril mentions on this episode the films of the L.A. Rebellion, the Black Independent CInema Movement’s more inflamatory moniker, currently toured around the country. If they came to your area, we hope you had a chance to check them out. The tour just ended, unfortunately, but UCLA has a fantastic website dedicated to the films.

Next time on the podcast, we’ll discuss the ways of love and Jenny Nelson’s charming short doc Love Hacking. The following epsiode will feature Fuller Seminary Director of Church Relations and Affiliate Professor of Theology and Culture Kutter Callaway’s address on Silence in Westerns recently given at the Film en religie and Film und Theologie Conference in Groningen, the Netherlands.

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