61) On critics and Black filmmakers -1991-
“It looks like everything is in place for American film culture’s most exciting display of new talent and
upstart sensibilities since the seventies renaissance–only this time by African-American filmmakers. Afrocentric fervor has emerged from a politically regressive decade: There’s a wellspring of musical creativity to offer inspiration; plus the support of film industry speculators. Everything is set–everything except a new school of critics who can demonstrate a feeling for non-Hollywood styles and nonwhite artists. Above all, critics who can lead public thinking and discussion about these movies toward a meaningful understanding of art and politics. For most people who read about film–whether newspaper reviews, magazine articles, books or quarterly journals–the perspective…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on critics, media and Black filmmakers/Black mainstream movies, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.