The next chapter in a long and rich saga about black America and black history in the 1960s and 1970s is set to begin on July 16 with a film that is sure to become one of the most popular films of the summer.
Black House is a film based on the memoir of a former black man who grew up in a segregated South in the 1950s and 60s, and whose stories of racial prejudice, police brutality and civil rights violations continue to resonate today.
It is the first film to feature a black actor, director and producer, and it was released this week.
“The Black House,” directed by Michael Moore, is the story of a white man (Michael Fassbender) who was forced to flee the state of South Carolina and move to Alabama in 1961 because of a racist law that barred blacks from owning a gun.
Moore’s film will be available on digital platforms for the first time.
“Black House” follows the life of an African-American man named Bobby, who lived through the civil rights movement of the 1960’s.
It also features a black woman, Janet Jackson, who is a leading figure in the Black Panther Party, the black political party in the United States and the largest political organization in the world today.
Moore, who directed the first Black House, said he decided to make the film because of the legacy it left behind.
“I was really concerned about the impact it was going to have on the legacy of the black community, on the impact of this film and the legacy that the film is going to leave on history,” he said.
Moore said the black experience has been under assault.
He added that he wanted to give the story a fresh look.
“For me, the story is a new chapter in history, and so I wanted to make a film which is not as simple as just showing a guy and his dog being shot,” he explained.
“This is a story that is about an African American man in a white neighborhood.
I wanted it to be about an American story.
This is a movie that tells the story, and that is why I made it.”
Moore has previously said the film will have a deeper message than just telling the story.
“There is something that you want to show, and you want it to connect with the viewer,” he told Variety.
“And that is that it is not just about the man who is going through what I went through, but it is about what we are going through.”
Moore, one of several black filmmakers to make major films in the past decade, said the Black House film is not the first black-led film.
He noted that there is a large body of work that has been made about black culture and the history of African Americans.
“We have a lot of work to do in terms of the African American experience,” Moore said.
“But we have a tremendous amount of work yet to do.”
The film will not be the first to feature black stars in major films.
Black actor Will Smith made his feature film debut in 2011 with the comedy The Master.
The film starred Morgan Freeman and the film also stars the Black Panthers, the group who led the 1963 Selma March, which was a peaceful march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Smith said he was looking forward to playing a black character in Black House because it is the same character he plays in his other films, including the 2010 biopic The Master: The Rise and Fall of Frederick Douglass, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
“As an actor, he is just so well-rounded.
He is a brilliant actor, a master of his craft, and a very talented director,” Smith said.
Smith added that the role will have to match his other roles.
“You have to find the character that fits him, because he’s a very different person from any other character in the film,” Smith explained.
“There’s something about him that I don’t know how to match up with.
So we’re going to try and do that.”