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Female Filmmaker Friday: Love & Basketball, 2000 (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood)

Somehow I missed this film when it was first in theaters and just saw it for the first time a few weeks back at a screening at the Cinefamily with writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood in attendance. This look at the film will be partially my thoughts on the film and a some of the insights she shared with the audience during the Q&A after the film. There will be some plot spoilers.


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Movie Quote of the Day – Love & Basketball, 2000 (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood)


Monica: I’ll play you.
Quincy: What?
Monica: One game, one-on-one.
Quincy: For what?
Monica: Your heart.

Pre-codes, TV and Lady Directors: September 2014 in Films

I actually managed to watch the equivalent of a movie a day this month! (That’s probably because I failed to read a book a week). I also started watching more TV shows. I watched all of Being Mary Jane and You’re The Worst, finished up The Leftovers, continued watching The Knick and Outlander and started watching the last season of Boardwalk Empire. I also watched the pilots for Gotham (well, two episodes), black-ish, and How To Get Away With Murder. Of those three, I’ll probably only continue watching black-ish. Movie-wise, I watched a lot of pre-codes thanks to TCM, and a bunch of films directed by ladies (awww yeahhh). As always, after the cut are all the movies I watched and my five favorites.


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