Monday, April 20, 2009

American Violet


I don't usually do movie reviews. However, I went to see American Violet tonight and it is an excellent movie. Correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't seen a movie like this in years and I think it is well overdue. Unfortunately, many will probably not get to see it until it is cranked out on to DVD and by that time may have forgotten about it.


The movie addresses the injustice that occurs in our legal system. The story is based on a true story about Dee Roberts in the year 2000. Of course I don't know what city all those that read my blog reside, so you may have a difficult time finding a theater that this movie is playing in. I'm in Los Angeles and it's only playing in a very few theaters. So I know in some cities you probably won't even have it playing at all. I checked in South Carolina and it's not there at all. Maybe they thought it might cause a civil unrest as I'm sure that subject addressed in this movie are probably still happening.


At any rate if it is not playing in your city and you can't go see it right now. Wait for it to come on DVD and do yourself a favor and see it. If nothing else you'll learn that things from the civil rights movement have changed things but that just caused racists to use different tactics to abuse Black people.
You can see the trailer by clicking on the link for American Violet.

3 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

I am glad that someone reviewed this movie because I wanted to see it but won't until it comes on DVD or TV...

deonte' k said...

I did a blog about this too... I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!! :)

Chet said...

Not likely to be shown here however; I will make a note of it to purchase or rent the DVD when it becomes available. I am certain it is well written and worth seeing.