Author: Unique Dowtin

The Lasting Relevance of “Get On The Bus”

The Lasting Relevance of “Get On The Bus”

Spike Lee’s Get on the Bus premiered on October 16, 1996, a date that commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Million Man March. The film is Lee’s love song to the spirit of the day that an estimated 837,000 black men descended on the Nation’s Capitol.

Review: Jewel’s Catch One

Review: Jewel’s Catch One

Jewel Thais-Williams is a force to be reckoned with. C. Fitz the, director of Jewel’s Catch One, introduces her with such subtlety that you may mistake Thais-Williams as just one of the thousands of patrons who frequented Catch One during its 42-year run.

Review: Whitney

Review: Whitney

Whitney, a documentary about Whitney Houston helmed by Kevin Macdonald that made the rounds at prominent festivals at the end of 2017 and early 2018, finally hit theaters this summer. It is a wrenching gut punch as personal footage and photos of Houston and her family are shown.  Houston hailed from a modest but very successful musical family. When her musical abilities started to show as a child, her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, honed Whitney’s skills in church and later, on stage as Cissy’s own backup singer.