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As a black man, sometimes you can’t tell if what you’re seeing has underlying bigotry, or it’s a normal conversation and you’re being paranoid. That dynamic in itself is unsettling. I admit sometimes I see race and racism when its not there.
We go to the theater to be entertained, but if what is left after you watch the movie is a sort of eye-opening perspective on some social issues, then it can be a really powerful piece of art.
Little Haley Joel Osment in ‘The Sixth Sense‘ can see dead people. Well, I can see racist people.
As kids, there’s somehow the fear that these bullies can end your life if they want to. Everything is blown up, and occasionally that kind of awful thing does happen.
Now that the black experience isn’t viewed as box-office death, people are catching up to untapped auteurs.
I want to believe in ghosts. I love ghost stories.
Racism comes in many different forms. Sometimes it’s subtle, and sometimes it’s overt. Sometimes it’s violent, and sometimes it’s harmless, but it’s definitely here. It’s something that I think we’re all guilty of, and we just have to make sure that we deal with our own personal racism in the right way.
The power of story and the power of a well-crafted film or television show is really all you need to speak to people. I think Hollywood is sort of catching up to that.
There is something transformative if you’re a black person cheering in a theater and turn to see a white person cheering for the same thing you are.
You boil down your influences to a soup, and it all informs you.
You hear it said time and time again by successful directors: You have to make a movie for yourself. Don’t make it for anyone else.