A lot of people didn't really understand why a movie about a black superhero resonated so deeply for black folks. This clip captures some of the reasons. To be honest, I'm not much of a Jimmy Fallon fan, but this segment with Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, was everything. I'd totally missed this when it aired (as I said, I don't really watch Jimmy), but one of the speakers here is the daughter and grandson of my friend. I worked with this woman for many years at the magazine. She was the copy chief, and always one of my favorite colleagues. She happened into the bookstore cafe where I was working yesterday afternoon, and saw me tapping away in the far corner. It was a happy reunion. She told me her daughter and grandson had done this segment, and last night she sent this to me. I love it so much I'm posting it here. If you watch, click and make it full screen. The facial expressions are worth it.
What a difference it made that you went to the cafe yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful YouTube video. Because of your moving review, I went to see "Black Panther" at a local theater and just now put a copy of the DVD on hold at our public library so that I can watch it again. I am 309 in line for the 62 copies purchased by our library!ReplyDelete
Friday morning good cry. Thank you. I can't wait to see this. xoxoxoxoxReplyDelete
well, that got me off to a good start! Thank you! Wonderful and that certainly gave my morning eyes a good shower! LOVEReplyDelete
It was an incredible movie and the strength of the women was especially inspiring to me.ReplyDelete
Wonderful. Thank you.ReplyDelete
The facial expressions ARE everything. How beautiful! I'm crying now and I haven't even seen the dang movie although I know I must.ReplyDelete
And..."Oh. Hey there, Jimmy."
This is beautiful. You've made me cry!ReplyDelete
Yes ! I loved this...ReplyDelete
Good tears. I love the women in this movie and seeing such a FULL cast of black actors and actresses. I so didn't see all those amazing women coming when I sat down to watch this movie and it was thrilling. One of the few times I'm looking forward to a sequel already (I'm not much of a movie goer!)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the movie but I especially loved the women warriors. They were fierce!ReplyDelete