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A writer for stage and screen, an artistic director, and an actor, Kwame Kwei-Armah chose a truly poetic trio of Black men pushed to a righteous breaking point for today’s conversation. Which is a perfect parallel to his latest project, Breaking (which premiered at Sundance ‘22 under the title 892), starring John Boyega and based on the true story of Brian Brown-Easley. 

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about forthcoming shorts anthology Give Me an A.

Movies this week:

Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)

Ragtime (Milos Forman, 1981)

Hollywood Shuffle (Robert Townsend, 1987)


With Jordan Crucchiola and Kwame Kwei-Armah

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  • Kwame Kwei-Armah

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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