Wednesday, November 23, 2016

One reaction (after yesterday's reaction). A Raisin in the Sun.

Almost to answer my hope that art can change society, I went to a screening of A Raisin in the Sun this evening. And what hope it does give. Lorraine Hansbury's terrific play was seen by the Broadway audience that was mostly white, and it no doubt changed the majority of beliefs in the process. And the film performing similarly back in 1961. It still feels painfully relevant, maybe more now than it would have done a year or two ago. But that doesn't mean this piece hasn't made a difference. I belief it has and that I, Daniel Blake will do too.

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