*WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COMICS LAST WEEK?
I didn’t post last week’s comics cuz I was out of it and didn’t put it in the proper format. But you can find ’em on the web somewhere.
*THE 17TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL…
..is happening in my hood this week. So Palms and downtown Culver City is crawling with more uppity Black folk than I’ve ever seen. Great stuff!!
Doubly great is the fest takes place in the cheap lil theater that shows indies, 2nd run and Bollywood flicks. This is the most crowded I’ve ever seen the theater and I hope it means it’ll stick around for a bit longer.
I caught the Katrina documentary Trouble the Water on Saturday night at the Fest. It’s this amazing doc that was half shot by a couple who videotape their experience of trying to stick it out in their Lower 9th Ward neighborhood (it didn’t work out).
The footage they shot, you will not see anywhere else. The one shot of them opening their front door and seeing their whole neighborhood underwater is insane. When they go looking for bodies of family members days later (and discover some), is devastating.
All this and Kim, the woman who shot the footage, is a dope emcee. Check it out!!
The 2nd film I bought a ticket for was Faubourg Treme, another New Orleans doc about one of the earliest Black neighborhoods in the U.S. BUT I MISSED IT CUZ I WAS ON !@#$% DEADLINE!!
Enjoy my damn comics this week.
*STEVIE WONDER AND THE JONAS BROS?!! WTF?!!