Black Roots

Black Roots

Black Roots is the fourth feature-length film produced and directed by American independent filmmaker Lionel Rogosin. The film gathers a number of African American folk and blues musicians in a room, where they share stories and songs about the black experience in America.

Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with his astonishing and powerful fourth feature Black Roots. The film| which is ripe for rediscovery| featured
an extraordinary cast| including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick; attorney and feminist activist Florynce ""Flo"" Kennedy; and musicians Jim Collier| Wende
Smith| Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis. All tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. In an extension of the
famed shebeen scenes in Come Back| Africa| the participants in Black Roots spoke openly about politics and race in a way that is still rarely seen on screen. In
1970| it was a radical and daring move by a great director. A deeply humanist film| Black Roots combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the
faces of black men| women and children. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Black Roots torrent reviews

Marc L (ag) wrote: Comment un petit film aussi fauche et aussi mal realise peut-il surclasser la quasi-totalite des zombies-movies de ces dernieres annees ? D'accord, "Shaun of the dead" etait drole et bien ficele mais a part ca, les autres specimens se cantonnent a remettre une couche de gore supplementaire ou a maladroitement renouer avec la denonciation sociale du "Night of the living dead" fondateur de George A. Romero (comme dans le bancal "Diary of the dead", pourtant du meme Romero). Zombie anonymous, lui, a pris le parti de potasser son sujet en profondeur pour en tirer une veritable mise en abime de son epoque. Dans "Zombie anonymous" (egalement appele "Last rites of the dead"), les zombies sont comme nous : un peu plus pales, un peu plus decomposes mais ils bossent, mangent - de la barbaque uniquement -, parlent, pensent, mettent du fond de teint couleur chair pour ressembler aux vivants et participent a des groupes de soutien pour personnes decedees. Ce qui n'empechent pas des bandes de White Trash desoeuvres de les traquer pour les exterminer, conscients qu'ils sont des enjeux demographiques qui se profilent. Entre zombies moderes, adeptes de l'integration dans la societe, et zombie extremistes qui privilegient la lutte armee pour renverser la civilisation dominante et imposer leurs propres valeurs carnassieres, la situation est en passe de degenerer. Tout au long du film, les paralleles a etablir sont nombreux et generalement tres acides, et meme le scenario fait l'effort de ne pas se soumettre aux codes imposes du survival que suivent aujourd'hui l'ecrasante majorite des films de zombies. Il n'en fallait pas plus pour assurer la reussite de cette brillante serie B qui sort nettement du lot.

Tim S (ca) wrote: The deconstruction of a relationship done in a very original way.

janesia l (ru) wrote: this is a very great movie I would definitely recommend it.

Paul B (gb) wrote: It's being remade at the sequel to Brokeback Mountain I believe.

Paul D (us) wrote: Starts very bawdy, but gets milder with this and its comedy as it goes along.

Steve G (kr) wrote: Gregory Peck leads an impressive cast including Three's Company's Mr. Roper (Normal Fell), Martin Landau, George Peppard and Harry Dean Stanton. I really enjoyed this gritty, realistic drama featuring one army company's efforts to take and hold a highly-contested hill in the Korean War. Peck is terrific as are most of the actors and the movie really makes you think about the necessity and tragedy of war. The film ultimately lets you draw your own conclusions about whether the lives lost in this battle were justifiable or not.

Jennifer X (es) wrote: I can still hear the chorus, ANCHOOORRS AWEEEEIGH! The story with Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly was so sweet, man! This is like a less horny version of On the Town, a perfect companion piece.

Russell S (mx) wrote: Though not one of Jodie Fosters best, she at least turns in a solid, believable performance in this slightly predictable, less than believable movie. To be fair, the plot does hold your attention as you try to second guess which way it is going to go. In the end though it takes a typically Hollywood route that is rather less interesting and satisfying than your imagination may have led you to believe it might be. Taken for what it is, it's a watchable and entertaining movie if not particularly great.

Theresa G (ag) wrote: I rate this movie as one of my all time worst movies! Hated it. Dumb. It's like they didn't even try.

Bill W (us) wrote: I'd say besides being a great comedy this is also a two box movie (two boxes of tissue to wipe away the tears.)