Review: On Netflix, a revolution of 1968-1978 filmmaking ignites ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’

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Chicago Tribune

Now on Netflix, the invigorating documentary “Is That Black Enough for You?!?” borrows its title from a line in the 1970 caper “Cotton Comes to Harlem.” That movie was no highlight of the cultural revolution afoot. But for one especially rich decade, 1968-1978, Black representation finally got a foot in the door of a mighty white film industry. Stories of more than one kind of Black image and experience, independently made and then, because there was money in it, mainstream and studio-financed, found their way into theaters. This is critic-writer-director-host Elvis Mitchell’s love letter to t…

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