Just got back from the Roxbury Film Festival's opening night feature, I'm Through With White Girls. The romantic comedy, directed by Jennifer Sharp, showed to a packed house at the Museum of Fine Arts theatre, must have been about 500 people. It's been a long time since I've been to a movie where I missed hearing lines, because the audience was laughing so hard. When it was over the filmmakers and cast received a standing ovation.
If you're in the Boston area, you can see the film at 2pm on Sunday, at the Mass. College of Art. If you don't, then who knows if you'll get the chance. It's a low-budget film, without any "name" actors (though the two leads, Lia Johnson and Anthony Montgomery, are terrific, with great chemistry). And it's about black people. Who don't live in the 'hood. Who aren't all stereotypes. I know the filmmakers are still looking for theatrical distribution, but it could be a tough sell to the white guys wearing suits. Damn shame, because there aren't that many funny romantic comedies anymore that aren't just stupid.