65) Armond White Movie Review of the Julie Dash film Daughters Of The Dust -1992-
“There are lots of eager actresses on view in Daughters Of The Dust but not a single freshly observed
character. They’re all types–not from a declarative, conventional realm of dramatic exposition but from such allegorical forms as dance and poetry and political-spiritual parables…If my tone sounds a bit uncharitable, it’s because for years now a lot of hope has been invested in Julie Dash’s project. But this isn’t simple disappointment, it’s despair–anger–at the sorry spectacle of serious, intelligent film people like director Julie Dash and her cinematographer, Arthur Jafa, making pretentious Art that is both remote from viewers’ sensibilities and drably executed. Daughters of The Dust is full of…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on the Julie Dash film Daughters of The Dust, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.