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Film: Black Art, Soundcloud Rappers, Black Panthers

Feb 19, 2021 • View in browser
A lot of new stuff is dropping on streaming this weekend. The sheer amount of choice can be overwhelming, but we’ve always got your back! This week, Hyperallergic has reviews of films about Black artists, Pakistani social media, post-apocalyptic Soundcloud rappers, and more. Enjoy!
– Dan Schindel, Associate Editor for Documentary

Latest Reviews
A Premature Celebration of the Ascension of Black Artists
Soundcloud Rappers Ride Out the Apocalypse in the Desert
Filmmakers Team Up With SF Public Defenders to Broadcast Stories of Injustice
A Filmmaker Grapples with the Loss of Her Brothers Through Documentary
What to Stream
From "Black Panthers"
From "Black Panthers"
To marke the release of Judas and the Black Messiah, about assassinated Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, I rounded up some great documentaries about the Panthers.
Metrograph is streaming several restored shorts from influential Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty, along with a documentary about his process.
Poulomi Das highlights Swipe, a dystopian animated short about social media in Pakistan.
The collage documentary Filmfarsi, a look at a lost era of Iranian cinema, is now available to stream via Projectr. Check out Paul Farrell’s review from 2019.
Nomadland, one of the most praised films of 2020, is now on Hulu. Read my review from last year.
I enjoy Yhara Zayd‘s video essays on romcoms, teen films, and other topics. In her latest video, she looks at how My Best Friend’s Wedding, unlike many other problematic romcoms, purposefully steers into its lead character’s unpleasant behavior.
My Best Friend's Wedding & Reframing Romance
My Best Friend's Wedding & Reframing Romance
Until we can see you in the theater gain, stay safe!
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