February’s films are all about celebrating black identity: it’s BHM Edition! This month, we looked at three powerful picks. Read on to see what our choice was!

Here were the choices:

And the winner was…

PG | 1| 2018

Here’s what the teen audience had to say…

FINAL RATING: 8 out of 8 slices

Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Cyrus, Dana, Miguel, and Daniel had to say about this Spike Lee joint. 

Choose three words to describe the movie.

Cyrus: Powerful, horrific, hilarious

Dana: Powerful, real, incredible

Miguel: Unapologetic, real, Black Power

Daniel: Suspenseful, original, amazing

What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**

Cyrus: The ending, where it shows how racism is still alive today, and not a ghost of the past.

Dana: The ending, showing how absolutely violent the Charlotte, NC riots were only three years ago.

Miguel: When Ron hugged the head person in the KKK (David Duke) because it marked the beginning of the unraveling of the investigation.

Daniel: When Ron and Duke were discussing over the phone on how a real “authentic” white American talks. It was very funny because there is no real way of knowing how a “real American” talks since we all come from different backgrounds.

Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?

Cyrus: 100% Yes! It’s such a powerful, excellent, moving film.

Dana: Yes, because many people disregard the oppression of black people solely because it doesn’t effect them. It’s important to show others the reality of America.

Miguel: Yes because the language is unapologetic and real, making the movie 100% realer.

Daniel: Definitely, due to the fact it takes a very controversial topic and portrays it as something very beautiful and well written.

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