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A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW
2020, HBO, 30 min, USA, Dir: Dime Davis

Laugh-out-loud funny and not afraid to be controversial, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW touches on such culturally relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships. Each episode consists of five to six sketches, showcasing the comedic talents of Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson portraying an array of dynamic and varied characters, as well as hyper versions of themselves in interstitials featuring four friends stuck in a house during an end-of-the-world event. Unprecedented in sketch comedy TV history, the show is created by, written by, directed by and starring an array of black women.


BAD EDUCATION (2020)
2020, HBO Films, 108 min, USA, Dir: Cory Finley

Inspired by the true story that rocked the town of Roslyn, NY in 2004 and garnered national attention, BAD EDUCATION centers on the stunning impact and aftermath of a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme. The darkly comical film focuses on Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) – both a passionate educator dedicated to seeing his students succeed, and an expert manipulator willing to steal from the very same people he was so eager to help. Allison Janney costars as Pam Gluckin, Dr. Tassone’s major domo and right-hand, the business manager for the Roslyn school district who worked her way up through sheer grit and passion. Intelligently written and tautly directed, the film highlights both the deficiencies of the public education system in the U.S. and the broader forces that foster greed, corruption and lack of accountability in our institutions.


THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
2020, National Geographic, 30 min, USA,

When you explore the ordinary, you might just discover the extraordinary! In National Geographic's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM, Jeff Goldblum takes us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode of this 12-part series, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history. From sneakers, ice cream, coffee and cosmetics to everything in between, Jeff uncovers how even the simplest things have incredible, sometimes whimsical back stories. Through the prism of Jeff’s curious and witty mind, nothing is as it seems. These "modern marvels" are so commonplace we take them for granted ... but Jeff doesn’t.


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