Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Listen without prejudice.

This weekend I went to see THE CONSTANT GARDENER at the Hollywood 24, and this young couple was sitting next to me during the first 10 minutes, talking softly through the movie.

Eventually, they got bored with their conversation and looked up at the screen. Then, I heard one of them say to the other, "OH NOW, WHY DO THERE HAVE TO BE ONLY DEAD BLACK PEOPLE ON THE SCREEN???"

If they'd been paying attention to the movie, they probably would've realized that the scene was set inside a Kenyan morgue.

But they left.

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