January 16, 2011

Have You Seen 'The Heart Specialist' with Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana and Brian White?

There is a new movie out in the theaters that features a number of African American actors and actresses. It's called, The Heart Specialist. It is a comedy about the personal lives of two young African American doctors in South Florida. The movie was made in 2006 ... however, it didn't get aired until 2011. I suspect that the fact that one of the actresses in the movie is Avatar's Zoe Saldana is a big reason that the movie is getting some play now.

The movie centers around the portrayal of two very different Black characters, one from the street and one from the elite, who are both shown to be completely credible professionals. One of them is a graduate of Harvard, played by Brian White. The other character is from the street, had to go to Mexico to get his degree, and is played Wood Harris, who is best known for being the drug dealer Avon Barksdale on THE WIRE.

This blog and others argue for the need to have more movies written and focused on the African American experience on the big screen. Not every movie is going to be destined for the Academy Awards ... but, that is a'ight. We still need to have more opportunities for Black folks in the movies. For that reason ... I want to ensure that all 'villagers' are aware of this particular movie!

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