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Monday, July 28, 2008

Small Talk: Stuff you should be talking about - Miracle at St. Anna

Director Spike Lee and author James McBride collaborate to release "Miracle At St. Anna," the visual interpretation of McBride's novel of the same name. The film, which is set to be released this upcoming September, tells the story of four 92nd Infantry Buffalo Soldiers who find themselves trapped in a small Tuscan village during World War II. Learn more about the story by visiting the Miracle at St. Anna pages on and IMDB.

I must admit that I am looking forward to seeing this one. The cast, in a word, is beautiful. Spikes has continually set a precedent for casting talented actors flying just below "Big Hollywood's" radar and this project is no exception. If you are a fan of Black film you will be treated to some of your favorites - Derek Luke, Michael Early, and Kerri Washington among them. Check out the trailer below!

  • You know how I feel about supporting positive Black Programming so I'm starting my motivation tactics now. I want you to go out and see this movie and support Black directors, authors and actors with just one movie ticket. In fact, I would really like to advocate some ADVANCE PURCHASING of these tickets. Always remember, let your dollar make a statement.
  • Go out and purchase the book and support Black Authors. Read up and become familiar with the story before the movie comes out. Purchase two copies and read it with a young person in your life.
  • You know the tenants of the Social Angst Blogs - Engage. Inform. Discuss. Spread the word.

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