In a special post Academy Award edition of Third Rail, we indulge our twin loves, BK and movies, by paying homage — and occasional shade — to Black Brooklyn through the lens of cinema.
Specifically, we pose the question, what are the best Black Brooklyn movies ever made? Joining Third Rail host Mark Winston Griffith and engineer Siad “Gypsy” Reid, is Curtis Ceasar John, Director of the Luminal Theater.
Segment One: We walk through Curtis’ top five list and other honorable mentions.
Segment Two: We consider the dominating influence of Spike Lee on Black Brooklyn commercial cinema.
Segment Three: “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad”