A Day In Black And White

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A non-narrative comedy that explores issues of race in contemporary America, A Day in Black and White concerns two friends who are students, identified only as Black Man and White Man. Black Man has to deliver a speech in class on race relations, and the two begin to discuss both the speech and the larger ideas involved; and, as one might expect, they have decidedly different views on the subject. As the pair go through their day, the argument continues and others add their opinions on everything from popular ...
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Overview

A non-narrative comedy that explores issues of race in contemporary America, A Day in Black and White concerns two friends who are students, identified only as Black Man and White Man. Black Man has to deliver a speech in class on race relations, and the two begin to discuss both the speech and the larger ideas involved; and, as one might expect, they have decidedly different views on the subject. As the pair go through their day, the argument continues and others add their opinions on everything from popular culture and professional sports to the O.J. Simpson case. The debut film from writer and director Desmond Hall, A Day in Black and White was shown at the 1999 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2002
  • UPC: 000799409138
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Xenon
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harold Perrineau Jr.
Anthony de Sando
Francie Swift
Joseph Siravo
Ron C. Jones
Stephanie Berry
Lonette McKee
Technical Credits
Desmond Hall Director, Screenwriter
Jon Gold Producer
Loris Holland Score Composer
Peter Konczal Cinematographer
John Laskas Editor
Colby Parker Jr. Editor
Adrienne Stern Casting
Catherine Wint Production Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's not about adult students

    A highly respected, freelance writer, (black) and an equally respected attorney, (white)attempt to analyze race issues in order for the writer to please his white girlfriend, a teacher, and present a speech to her students. The film follows a series of thoughtful discussions between various teams of characters: two black women eating lunch; three teenagers discussing athletes; the female teacher and her principle discussing student interracial dynamics; three members at the law firm discussing affirmative action and so on. It is a thoughtful, completely frank, discussion of racial stereotypes ''no holds barred'' and will leave you re-thinking (and sometimes laughing) over these unresolved issues.

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