It’s not you, it’s me…... I’m just in a really weird space right now … I need to grow a bit more…. It’s not that you’re too much, you’re just too much for me…..right now…… I envy the person who can make it work with you…. It’s not you, it’s me…... I’m just in a really weird space right now … I need to grow a bit more…. It’s not that you’re too much, you’re just too much for me…..right now…… I envy the person who can make it work with you….
In Parts, I and II, I discussed my prior experience traveling to Selma, Alabama and my reaction to the 2014 movie Selma. In my conclusion, I discuss how the reception of Selma solidified my views on African-Americans in film.
In Part I of “On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Film” I discussed my experience on a Civil Rights Spring Break tour taken in March 2011. In Part II, I discuss the 2015 movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, and my reaction to it.
I have seen the movie Selma twice- first on its opening day in my State and again the following Monday. I have never done this before. In fact, I am known more for walking out of films than I am for enjoying them in theaters. This film touched me on many levels and caused me to think about my past experiences, The Civil Rights Movement, and current media in such a way that I had trouble abbreviating my feelings. For this reason, this will be a three-part series.
This is what I think of when I think of Love Belvin and her Love’s Improbable Possibility series. How dare she make me change my negative views on series based on a single couple? How dare she write four books that kept me up into the wee hours of the morning reading for three nights in a row, knowing that I have to work in the morning? How dare she make me feel like an addict waiting for their next fix while reading? HOW. DARE. SHE ?