Wednesday Movie Recommendation
American Skin is a film about changing the narrative, as we have seen over the years, our black women and men being killed by the people that are put in the position to protect us, the boys blue. We see it happen over and over again, people become hashtags, their faces plastered on posters, t shirts. We all have the same question, Where is the justice? The film approaches this situation head on, with a father taking matters into his own hands. The film premiered at Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2019 but was released on digital platforms on January 15, 2021 by Vertical Entertainment. The film was written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars in the film. The cast includes Omar Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Shane Paul McGhie, Milauna Jackson, Beau Knapp and Mo McRae.
The film follows a marine veteran who seeks revenge justice when police kill his unarmed son during a routine traffic stop.