Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock ★★★★

New York Film Festival #3

This one is for all of the lovers and rockers out there.

Lovers Rock
includes one of the best scenes of the year with energetic moments of African people dancing, vibing and having a good time. The camerawork/cinematography is what I'm mostly happy about. There's a lot of long takes and energetic cinematography.

This clearly new for Steve Mcqueen because if you've seen alot of his films, they are mostly depressing or twisted. This however is a nice change of pace for Mcqueen.

The smell and feel of this film reminded me of the times when I used to go to family parties. The ones that would go all night long. The ones that had everyone cooking the best meals, dancing to the best African songs. It was also really interesting to see/hear all of the needle drop moments. By the end of it, you'll probably go online and ID the songs used in the film.

It's all Black EXCELLENCE, Black Love, Black Freedom. The sexuality and ritual is the biggest take away from this film. They way we talk to people through dancing is what really struck me the most despite this film being non-consequencal.

Like I said, I really enjoyed the overall feel of the film and I'm excited to check out Mangrove and Red White Blue.

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