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There are 3 comments on COM’s Cinematheque Celebrates Black History Month

  1. I had a pleasure of being a classmate of Rel at BU. Its hard to remember anyone with more energy, love and knowledge of film. He and Phil Tavares would be the two. Thanks for sharing this. Best of luck to Rel.

  2. RE” It’s always difficult to raise money for a film independently, but oftentimes with an African American product, studios want them to be a comedic film or something that is urban with a lot of heavy violence in it.

    I wanted to show that you didn’t have to do that, and so instead I made a drama.”

    Looking at the trailer, I saw an invitation to an urban film with a lot of violence and some international glamor/wealth shots. Rel may have made a movie that escapes the genre of black-on-black urban violence, but you can’t tell that from the trailer.

  3. You’re definitely off base, Nathan. Trailers are cut and used by film
    companies to entice audiences to buy tickets. I was at the event this
    past Friday at B.U. I assume that you were not. It was a great, very non-stereotypical film, with many universal uplifting and intelligent messages
    for the diverse audience that attended. It’s beyond refreshing to see
    an African-American filmmaker so aptly and creatively express themselves
    in a film as resonant as “Changing the Game” was.

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