‘Cane River’ Is A Long-Lost Black Romance, Deepened By Untold Histories (feat. Tiana Reid)
“Cane River” (1982), a recently unearthed debut from writer/director Horace Jenkins, is now, after a year of remastering, available for streaming. Part love story, part critique of colorism in Louisana, “Cane River” is a moving examination of how cinematic romances can’t escape history. Critic and writer Tiana Reid guests this week (16:00) to unpack the concept of the “Black outdoors” and review some of Peter Metoyer’s poetry.
Read Tiana’s tremendous review of “Cane River” here:
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