Critical Films of 2017: Get Out | 13th | Catching Hell In The City of Angels

Three of by far my favorite films of 2017 and what I believe to be critical educational pieces of this year include Get Out, 13th and Catching Hell In The City of Angels. Poignant, powerful, moving, truthful and educational:

Get OutJordan Peele

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined…

Catching Hell In The City of Angels” Russell Simmons + All Def Digital

Catching Hell In The City Of Angels is a documentary about life in South Central Los Angeles. Focusing on both gang members and the Police the film creates an unflinching portrait of one of the world’s most notorious neighborhoods…

13th Documentary” by Ava DuVernay

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans…

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