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Memes, Moonlight, and πŸ€–: ILLIE My face after watching (The Strange Things about the Johnsons) And the movie (MoonLight) KillMyFace 😨😲😩

My face after watching (The Strange Things about the Johnsons) And the movie (MoonLight) KillMyFace 😨😲😩

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Memes, πŸ€–, and Johnsons: DO NOT WATCH THIS! Lord renew my eyes😰😭😭😭 'the strange thing about the Johnsons' I turned it off after the first 5 minutes...

DO NOT WATCH THIS! Lord renew my eyes😰😭😭😭 'the strange thing about the Johnsons' I turned it off after the first 5 minutes...

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Memes, Boredom, and πŸ€–: What's So Strange About the Johnsons? Dec 19, 2011 Updated Feb 18, 2012 Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock Use the code "BlackIndie" to get your first shirt free. @calibakers (link in profile) Check out @alnansa Over the past few weeks a short film entitled The Strange Thing About the Johnsons has been quietly making the independent film circuit while a leaked (wink-wink) copy has been creating quite a stir on the internet. This stir and much needed discourse has African Americans, in particular, choosing sides between a white filmmaker’s freedom of expression and a community’s rejection of ownership. But what if there are no sides to be chosen under the revealing light of the truth. I first came to know of this short film’s existence after seeing a countless number of Facebook posts asking, β€œHave you heard about The Johnsons?” Initially I thought to myself, β€œWho the hell are The Johnsons and why should I care?” Then one early evening as I sat in my East Harlem apartment, staring at the magnificent Neo-Italian Romanesque church directly across the street, out of sheer curiosity and boredom I decided to click the Vimeo link that read, β€œThe Strange Thing About the Johnsons - Don’t Ask, Just Watch!” I still don’t know if this fateful click by idol hands was the work of Lucifer himself or divine intervention because what transpired next would be absolutely life changing. In exactly 29 minutes and 06 seconds independent filmmaker, Ari Aster and a cast of relatively unknown actors managed to leave all that took the challenge riveted, enlightened, disturbed and by most accounts, downright disgusted. But disgusted in a good way, if you know what I mean. The first time I watched The Johnsons, I could not believe what I was witnessing. This very young director, straight out of film school, somehow magically possesses the unique and uncanny ability to transform viewers into voyeurs, voyeurs into messengers, and messengers into loyal disciples. Mr. Aster meticulously unravels this twisted story of family hierarchy, social perception and dirty little secrets into a cinematic masterpiece. To some it’s a classic Monet - beautiful from a far, but as you get closer and closer the ugly truth is slowly revealed. There is even something actually quite romantic about the dar

Use the code "BlackIndie" to get your first shirt free. @calibakers (link in profile) Check out @alnansa Over the past few weeks a short fil...

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