Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 ~ Khalik Allah
“The nature of New Directors/New Films ensures a selection of ambitious works that deserve attention, regardless of some inevitable failings,” writes Jason Ooi at the Film Stage. “Allah, however, entirely subverts these trappings. In just two films, he has developed and honed his incomparable style, providing the festival, and the documentary form itself, with one of the most memorable, intense experiences in recent memory.”
“Allah’s approach sits on a striking continuum of lyrical interrogations of black identity, from Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep to Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust to Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, in which the lush imagery and profound asides coalesce into microcosms of marginalized experiences.” – Eric Kohn
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