Black Mama, White Mama
First screened in July 2014
Director: Eddie Romero. Cast: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Zaldy Zshornack, Eddie Garcia, Vic Diaz, Alfonso Carvajal, Lynn Borden, Laurie Burton, Alone Alegre, Wendy Green, Lotis Key, Subas Herrero, Bruno Punzalan, Jess Ramos. Screenplay: H.R. Christian (based on an original screen story by Joe Viola and, holy cow, Jonathan Demme). Twitter Capsule:
Woman-led, grindhouse Defiant Ones has verve across the board, if not much grace. Dizzying on sex and race.
When it's not baring or humiliating women to little end, its politics of multiracial revolution are interesting. Rejecting the poise of Curtis/Poitier is a blessing and a curse.