“Honeydripper” – Esther Iverem reviews

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In “Honeydripper,” the virulent racism of 1950’s Alabama exists as a matter-of-fact backdrop to the lives of Black a nightclub owner, his family and his friends. Director John Sayles captures the joys and sorrows of Tyrone Purvis, his wife and their surroundings without ever sinking to the level of a soap opera, a pity party or heavy-handed social commentary. Read more>>

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Esther Iverem

Esther Iverem is a multi-disciplinary writer, author, producer and curator. Her diverse body of work, which includes radio, three books, two digital media projects and several visual art exhibits, is about social justice and human existence—its history, current state and possible futures. It is also about the environment, including its mysteries extending into the universe. She is creator, producer and host of ‘On the Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ (www.onthegroundshow.org) on Pacifica Radio, founder of the pioneering website SeeingBlack.com and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War/Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group).