“American Son”: Broadway to Film

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Yesterday the official trailer for the critically acclaimed Broadway play that is the newest Netflix Television Event “American Son” dropped today and from the looks of it, is going to take you on the emotional ride of your life.

Starring Kerry Washington and Steve Pasquale, we enter into a world where their son is missing and as Washington is told, where there has been an “incident.” We are taken on an upfront and personal exploration of living as a black person in American today. Touching on the fears and dangers of Black Americans faced with police in society today.

One of the most profound moments in the trailer is Washington’s character confronting the officer who comes to her, with this incident, with the things we have to tell our children on how to deal with the police to not get shot and the irony of police claiming fear at an unarmed Black man, while the officer is wearing bullet proof vests and pointing a glock at his head. Here we are supposed to remain calm, but the officer’s fear is supposed to justify harming us.

I don’t know how this will end, but the ride looks to be tortuous, emotional and heartbreaking. Netflix drops this film on November 1, 2019 and I am queued up and ready to watch. Join the discussion.

Let me know what you think!

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