“Sobering And Funny, ‘Blindspotting’ Wants To Return Feeling To Our Collective Consciousness”

Revisiting my audio recording of the interview I conducted with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal at this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston, I finally figured out what I would have really liked to have said about the film at the time but didn’t: Racism’s really hard to talk about, even couched in a piece of art like Blindspotting. It’s the plain old truth. Confronting racism – systemic, institutional, or individual – is a deeply uncomfortable process. I’d say that’s what the film best demonstrates, and the most valuable readings will center on that element, which I’d say is for the best. The more we talk about how hard it is to talk about racism, the easier talking about racism’ll become. Maybe. I guess? I hope.

Read the full interview over at The ARTery.

 

 

 

 

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