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theaetherealmeadow:

School District Holds Movie Day, Only Lets The Boys Go

stfuconservatives:

The Dallas school district decided to take all fifth graders to see the movie Red Tails. The fifth graders are learning about WWII and Black History Month, so lesson plans were tailored around that subject matter.

Except they didn’t take any of the female students to see the movie.

Their excuse is that the movie theater wasn’t big enough for all the fifth graders. Yeah, because movie theaters never show a movie more than once. All the girls had to stay at the school while the boys got to see a new movie.

Why just the boys? Why? Who decided that a good solution to the space problem was just to exclude all the girls? This is some male privilege bullshit right here.

-Jess

Really Dallas? Ugh fuckers..

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serendippity

OK so Red Tails

serendippity:

… yes about a black fighter squadron. It got all kinds of shitty reviews, like the critics are upset that it didn’t fix race relations all in one sitting. George Lucas couldn’t get any funding for the movie because Hollywood said it didn’t know how to market an all black cast, so he did it with his own money.

The reviews said it didn’t do enough to make serious cinematic treatment of racism.  George Lucas makes movies for kids based on the love he had of serialized action movies, he’s not trying to make art, he just wants things to blow up and preferably be flying when it happens.

It was a good story, a good cast, the score was fine (No dubstep, it was only in the trailer.) It didn’t solve world peace or cure cancer and the fact that it was about black people doesn’t mean it was supposed to address the wrongs of history in one movie.

Get this straight, we have a half-Black president and Hollywood doesn’t believe there is a market for a movie about a squadron that broke social barriers. If you watch the movie, there is plenty of screen time where you see how unjust and inequal society was, that the Nazis were just taking that line of reasoning to its logical conclusion. No one in the movie is presented as a perfect human being, and each man’s strength was also his greatest flaw. Maybe reviewers were mad that the magical black character they’re used to seeing didn’t appear. I’m not sure what people’s problem with this movie was, I liked it. Yes sir.

Also, at the end of another belittling review - -calling into question the artifice portraying the pipe smoking commander, a reader wrote in to say that character was based on her grandfather, and he did smoke a pipe, and the portrayal did honor and justice to the role. 

So put that in your pipe and smoke it, dear reader.

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inothernews
23 years. We finished it, financed it myself, and I figured, you know, I could get prints and ads paid for by the studios, and that they would release it. I showed it to all of them and they said ‘No. we don’t know how to market a movie like this.’ …It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all-black action pictures ever made.

Red Tails executive producer GEORGE LUCAS, on why it took more than two decades for his latest film to hit movie theatres, on The Daily Show.

For shame, Hollywood.

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afro-art-chick

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wllc:

‘Red Tails’ Cast Covers Ebony Magazine’s “Black Love” Issue aka Why Does Method Man look delicious?

mmmm hmmm! ::fans self::

YES!!!!! So many wonderful black men in this movie!!! If this don’t win an Oscar….

So much pretty…

squeetothegee:

Red Tails Trailer

The creator of “Star Wars” reached into his own deep pockets to bankroll the new action movie about African-American pilots in World War II, spending $58 million to make it and $35 million more to distribute the film. Lucas serves as executive producer of “Red Tails.” 

Will the force be with “Red Tails”? Even for someone as rich as Lucas, $93 million is a huge wager to place on a single film. “Red Tails” is set for release on Jan. 20, and so unless it schedules some advance official screenings, it will miss much of the lucrative holiday filmgoing season, and it also won’t be eligible for Oscar consideration. 

Lucas has a long track record of blockbuster success that includes the “Star Wars” franchise, the Indiana Jones movies, and “American Graffiti.” People who worked on “Red Tails” say the action sequences evoke “Star Wars”–an association that can only help the movie’s box office prospects. 

Through a spokesperson, Lucas said he was drawn to the subject because he wanted to make an action film about young men who were thrust into an incredible situation and, against the odds, proved to be great pilots as well as heroes. 

Anthony Hemingway, Lucas’s handpicked director for “Red Tails,” says the film’s Jan. 20 release date could help bring in viewers looking to do something cultural around the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

Hemingway also says that the film’s development went around the typical way movies are produced. “This isn’t about Hollywood,” Hemingway says. ‘This is an independent film.”  [source]

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thehuskybro
thehuskybro:

The Sunday before the 2008 Presidential Election, I was at one of the last campaign rallys for Barack Obama, in Cleveland.  
I took hundreds of pictures that day (here’s some)
but none were more significant than the one I took above.  
When I took the shot, I wondered what the two men were talking about.  I’m pretty sure that the significance of that day meant so much to them.  I wondered if any of those Tuskegee Airmen ever thought they any of them would live to see the day where a black man would be elected President Of The United States, if anyone would even remember them, know what the term “double victory” meant

and how their unselfish defense of a country where they weren’t even treated the same simply because of the color of their skin would eventually lead up to the first week of November 2008, when the United States Of America elected a black man, President.
I hope they know that what they did, their sacrifice, the “other” Band Of Brothers will always be remembered, be honored for their bravery and for leading the way for us all to see better days.
I know I’ll be there MLK weekend when the movie RED TAILS hits the big screen
Red Tails Trailer #1 
Trailer #2 

thehuskybro:

The Sunday before the 2008 Presidential Election, I was at one of the last campaign rallys for Barack Obama, in Cleveland.  

I took hundreds of pictures that day (here’s some)

but none were more significant than the one I took above.  

When I took the shot, I wondered what the two men were talking about.  I’m pretty sure that the significance of that day meant so much to them.  I wondered if any of those Tuskegee Airmen ever thought they any of them would live to see the day where a black man would be elected President Of The United States, if anyone would even remember them, know what the term “double victory” meant

and how their unselfish defense of a country where they weren’t even treated the same simply because of the color of their skin would eventually lead up to the first week of November 2008, when the United States Of America elected a black man, President.

I hope they know that what they did, their sacrifice, the “other” Band Of Brothers will always be remembered, be honored for their bravery and for leading the way for us all to see better days.

I know I’ll be there MLK weekend when the movie RED TAILS hits the big screen

Red Tails Trailer #1 

Trailer #2 

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