A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY
Film - A Peculiar Vantage Filmfest 2019

A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY

Directed by Dennis Dortch

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Director: Dennis Dortch
Section: A Peculiar Vantage
Country: USA
Year: 2008
BT: A Good Day To Be Black And Sexy / A Complicated Cartoon
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Kathryn Taylor, Brandon Valley Jones, Chonte Harris, Marcuis Harris, LaKeisha Blackwell
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A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY

This stylistic film explores the subject of love and relationships within the black community in a collection of six vignettes set in Los Angeles, designed to shatter stereotypes about black sexuality. This lost gem was praised for its realistic and almost voyeuristic depiction of every day life as an African-American and was one of the early indie films that embraced this stripped-down style and sensibility. Dealing with female passion, the impact of families on a relationship or the excesses of an affair – each protagonist seeks affection and wishes to find personal fulfilment.

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Meet the director

Dennis Dortch

With his debut feature film A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Dennis Dortch had his directorial breakthrough. After this film, he mainly focussed on serial formats for television, such as THE COUPLE (2011-2013), ROOMIELOVERFRIENDS (2012-2016) and SEXLESS (2015-2017). In these series, he also deals with sexuality and romance in African-American relationships. Besides his work as a director, he is also a producer and screenwriter andfounded his own streaming platform, called Black&Sexy TV.

Credits

Screenplay: Dennis Dortch
Director of Photography: Brian Ali Harding
Film Editor: Tangier A. Clark, Dennis Dortch
Composer: Henry Willis
Production Designer: Vali Tirsoaga
Producer: Dennis Dortch