Tuesday, June 19, 2007

see the man do his thing: afrogalactic postcards

For years now, my husband has been working with a wonderful filmmaker named Cauleen Smith. Some years back, Cauleen did a feature called Drylongso. It's a narrative film, but, like most of her work, it has a supernatural bent. My husband isn't in Drylongso, but he's acted in a number Cauleen's subsequent works. The ones I've linked, Afrogalactic Postcards, are among my favorites. They tell a continuing story of an alien communicating with the only other of his kind on the planet. A metaphor for the African-American experience? Yes. Really good short-shorts that make me very proud of The Bubs as an actor? You bet. Check out the second and third ones, "Elastic Soul" and "The Other Side," first. All four are great, but I can't stop digging those two.

Afrogalactic Postcards

6 comments:

woolanthropy said...

LOVE Elastic Soul!
Good job, Alem!

See you on the other side...

sappmama said...

Ha ha ha! On the other side, indeed!

afrowalking said...

Alem's performance makes them all engaging but YUP ON ELASTIC SOUL. Love it xoxov

sahara said...

Thanks for that! I'ma check it out. I didn't mean to sound crass on my last post, but we tend to get up to see big box movies, that have little to do with us. There's a lot of us representing, but folks here the word "independent" and it has the same connotations as "craft." Many of the major black films that folks have paid to see, were in the urbanworld film fest, as independents. Support!

ellemabelle said...

I can hardly see him. Is it wrong to say that?

sappmama said...

Ah, Michelle. Yes. It is.