Mark, being a rich white dude, steals a scholarship meant for black
students. 1986’s SOUL MAN is the story of one white man’s appropriation
and mockery of black culture as he attends Harvard Law School –
presented as a comedy. The film provides an eclectic cast of celebs
including: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie Nielsen, Julia
Louis-Dreyfus and James Earl Jones.
The movie’s shocking premise
is only furthered by its atrocious use of stereotypes. That leads us to
wonder: Why did this film get made? What purpose does it serve? These
questions and more are sure to be investigated when Hecklevision and
Movies in Black & White team up to present this special screening.
in Black & White
is a screening series bringing people together to
watch movies and talk about race, featuring guest panelists from the
worlds of film, art, and comedy.
presents films using
MuVChat technology instantly displaying the audiences’ heckles, jokes,
and commentary onto the big screen via text!
Join our guests Dan
Weber, Jon Washington, Zak Toscani, Becky Braunstein, Brandon Lyons,
Carolyn Main, Marcus Coleman, and Amber Clenaghen for jokes and
discussion as Soul Man is an ideal movie to dissect, question, ridicule
and shake your head at!