I relished the fact that Oscar's story would be told ... and enjoyed reading about its reception at Sundance. I have read many pieces about the director, the story, its import, etc... but this review made me feel proud. I have nothing to do with the film except that this is where I am from ... this is the place I claim ... Oakland, in all its glory.
So movie summer will continue, if only in its last gasps before I begin my exams. Luckily, I won't have to go through the rollercoaster of emotions on this one alone. I am headed to Oakland tomorrow for the week... and my friends and I already had a plan to see the movie on Wednesday night.
It took me a while to get to this other story on NPR because the headline made me angry ... fortunately, the piece is really about how this movie feels *emotionally* to people in Oakland ... people of color, not the white folks who are boarding up their windows.
I will be wearing my hoodie to this movie...
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