We have all heard it before a million times – that black women can’t find suitable mates. That the pickings are really slim. That damn near every black man on the planet is either in on drugs, in jail, or gay. That successful, intelligent, independent black women are intimidating to black men who prefer white chicks because they’re easier to control; and there are thousands other reason as well (And I’m not going to mention those brothers who are on the “down low” to use the vernacular)..
And I don’t need to tell you about all the You Tube videos out there by black men about how black women are the cause of all the misery in the world, and videos by black women about how black men are sowing the seeds of destruction. Man, things are really crazy out there.
You’ve heard it all before. But how much of that is really true? Seriously are things really that bad? And if so, just when did it get there?? Or is all this all just media hype? A giant con game. Nothing attracts an audience better than bad news especially if it affects you. Besides, how can someone like Steve Harvey, who’s been married multiple times, convince women to buy his relationships books, as if he’s the fountain of all knowledge?
All those questions and more about black relationships, separating fact from fallacy but with a decidedly humorous spin, are at the core of filmmaker Tamarat Makonnen’s, feature documentary, “In Search of the Black Knight,” in which Tamarat “travels across the country in an attempt to find the truth behind this divisive topic. Combining professional advice, street interviews and sketch comedy, this light-hearted film will have you rethinking what you assumed about the opposite sex”.
Now “In Search of the Black Knight” will be screened this Friday, Sept 25, in Chicago, at the Black Cinema House, located at 7200 S. Kimbark, starting at 7PM. There will be Q&A with the filmmaker via Skype after the screening. And as always at BCH, all screenings are free, but you must RSVP in advance. Do so HERE.
Here’s the trailer: