Adventures In Black Cinema With Desmond Thorne

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It’s time to take off and go on a Black cinema adventure through the lens of movie ‘Blackspert’ Desmond Thorne! Join the director, screenwriter, actor LGBTQIA+ activist on an exploration of your favorite Black films as he uncovers what makes them classic joints and guides his listeners to discovering new hidden gems y'all will love!

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Adventures in Power & Punk Rock with Shay Filmore (Fast Color)
48:43

This week, we welcome our first guest, fellow NYC Black Film Programmer Shay Filmore! We break down a hidden gem from 2019 called 'FAST COLOR' starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Loraine Toussaint! This film is about a lineage of Black women with superpowers! How did this beautiful movie not get a better marketing campaign?? Also, Desmond puts Shay to the test with our first round of a game we like to call, “Who’s Invited?”



Aug 04, 2020
Adventures In Soundtracks & Sistahood (Waiting To Exhale)
35:21

In this episode Desmond digs into the 1995 box office hit, WAITING TO EXHALE! And of course, no discussion about this film is complete without a journey through it’s epic, ride-or-die soundtrack produced by Babyface! Though this film is a classic, might it have been better if it were directed by a woman? Also, Desmond puts you on to the first feature film ever written and directed by a Black lesbian!!



Jul 28, 2020
Adventures In Dealing & Dipset (Paid In Full)
36:34

In this episode of ABC, Desmond takes us on a journey through the classic 2002 film "Paid In Full" starring Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, and Cam'Ron. New discoveries and fun facts await as he breaks down drug culture, the breakthrough performance by Cam'Ron at the height of the Dipset era, and more! "The BBSs?!"

Jul 19, 2020