Thursday, May 16, 2013

I'm not much for fancy schmancy celebrity stuff, but *sigh* Cannes.

And *sigh* fashion at Cannes.


(Balenciaga by Alexander Wang jumpsuit)

And oooohhhhhhhhh...

(Christian Dior haute couture 2013)


But in more important, Cannes closer to home news, the Ryan Coogler film, Fruitvale Station -- based on the last day of the life of Oscar Grant, the unarmed 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed in Oakland by a transit officer on New Year’s Day in 2009 -- is getting rave reviews. The shooting of Oscar Grant was in a lot of ways a last straw for a community with an uneasy relationship with police (Riders anyone?), and the frustration and anger resulted in several weeks of rioting and protests.

Hopefully the film will make this reality that many people of color experience in "post-race" America something that is understood beyond the borders of Oakland.

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