Friday, May 14, 2021

"Groundhog Day for a Black Man", the original short time-loop film showing police profiling and "driving while black"

Florida keys, 2017


Here is Cynthia Kao’s 2016 film “Groundhog Day for a Black Man”, a time-loop film which somewhat inspired Netflix’s “Two Distant Strangers” in 2020, with Burl Moseley as the black man. 

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The time loop instances (starting at 6 AM on a bedroom clock) are very short indeed.

The lemon meringue pie gag was pretty silly and obvious indeed.  Note also the hoodie.  So now white teens wear them to show empathy.  The most important time-loop film I had covered here before was "Live Die Repeat" or "Edge of Tomorrow" on Dec 16. 2014.  Also "Source Code" on the cf blog, April 2, 2011. 

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