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- The Studio - 20130218 - Darryl Pitts

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On The Studio, Director Darryl Pitts discusses Reel Black Love, his documentary film that explores cinematic depictions of African American romance. Narrated by acclaimed actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Pitts' documentary highlights powerful (but rare) romantic moments of African Americans in movies. During candid interviews, Pitts captured industry elites (including Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Vanessa Williams, Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Diahann Carroll, and Keenan Ivory Wayans) sharing favorite on-screen couples and the movies that changed their perceptions of themselves and blacks in Hollywood. In a free program co-sponsored by Cedar Rapids' African American Museum of Iowa, Pitts screened Reel Black Love and engaged in a panel discussion about it Feb. 21st, 2013 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.