was a little hesitant to post this, since it’s not a black film, as it doesn’t tell a story about black people in it (at least, it doesn’t look that way in the trailer). But it was directed by a
black director, George Tillman Jr.
And as you
can see, his latest film, “The Longest Ride,” for Fox, coming out on April 10th, is light years away from anything he’s done previously, including “Soul Food,” “Notorious,” “Men of Honor,” “Faster” and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.”
around, Tillman heads straight into young rural romance territory, in this
film version of Nicholas Sparks’ best selling book, starring Britt Robertson,
Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin,and Alan Alda.
No need to
tell about the premise, since the trailer tells you itself; but I think it’s good thing
for black directors to make all kinds of films, from indie black films, to big
time mainstream Hollywood movies.
It’s all good and besides, as I have said here many times, I firmly believe that black directors should direct any kind of film they want to make and not be stuck in a “box”. And isn’t this what we all
want for black directors? To have the exact same opportunities that white directors