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Basic Black LIVE: The Cultural Significance of Black Film

(Originally broadcast April 1, 2010)  This week on Basic Black:  With the April 2nd release of Tyler Perry's Film Why Did I Get Married Too? Basic Black will take a look at the on-going conversation of high vs. low culture and if there is still such a concept as "black film". We'll also discuss the impact of the potential closing of several neighborhood branches of the Boston Public Library. Our panelists: Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News; Kim McLarin, writer-in-residence, Emerson College; Wesley Morris, culture and film critic for The Boston Globe; and Monica White Ndounou, assistant professor of Drama and American Studies at Tufts University.

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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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