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Hot off its Sundance premiere — where, despite its catchy title, it regrettably slipped through the cracks — Tahir Jetter’s first feature is the lightest film in this year’s program, but also one of the most exciting.The story of a snarky Brooklyn blogger (Charles Brice) whose site ("Occasionally Dating Black Women") is starting to cause troubles for his love life, "How to Tell You’re a Douchebag" is a winning rom-com for an audience that’s been underserved by the genre.
While the series charts a century that has given us new and previously unimaginable romantic freedoms, the trials and travails of these romantic leads prove what any single on the market already knows: dating is work.As Shadow and Act’s Aramide A Tinubu put it in her Sundance review: "With dazzling dark brown faces, witty dialogue and plenty of laugh-out-loud- moments, ‘How to Tell You’re a Douchebag’ speaks directly to millennials, whilst simultaneously calling us out on our bullshit." Malik Vitthal’s deeply impressive debut feature was a Sundance standout back in 2014, winning the fest’s Audience Award and confirming the talents of a little-known actor by the name of John Boyega (at the time familiar only to fans of monster movie import "Attack the Block").Failed by the state, she takes her child to a local religious healer (David Harewood) and submits the boy to the mercy of whatever miracles the church might be able to make possible.Immersive to the extreme, Mahaffy’s film takes viewers inside a world where tragedy and hope blur together into a cacophony of desperation.
Check out five highlights from this year’s program, and visit BAM’s site for tickets and an overview of the full lineup.
Freely reinterpreting an event that scarred Memphis’ Pentecostal community back in 2003, Jake Mahaffy’s impressionistic and distressing "Free in Deed" tells the story of a single mother (played here by Edwina Findley) who’s willing to do anything she can to help her severely autistic son.