As the latest slave film, “12 Years A Slave” makes its way to the box office, there’s already a cry of fatigue from some Black moviegoers. On “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin addressed whether we need more films that dig up our past, like “12 Years A Slave.” A similar debate surrounded “The Butler” and “The Help.” Then there are people who complain about lighter films, like “Baggage Claim.”
“I don’t have a problem with Madea or 12 Years a Slave,” Martin commented. He also said, “The Black experience is … vast and broad. We should not get caught up in the game of [dismissing certain films].”
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