Dr Samantha N Sheppard Selects Films That Explain Why People Riot

In an article for The Atlantic, cinema and media studies scholar, professor, and writer Dr Samantha N Sheppard outlines some of the films that best explain why people riot—as opposed to what many argue to be “morally appropriate forms of protest.” Beginning with Spike Lee’s phenomenal Do The Right Thing (1989), Dr Sheppard traces various significant works including The Hughes brothers’ Menace II Society (1993) …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Vincent Laforet's NYC at night, Giphy's logo design, Akira Kurosawa's 100 favorite films and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Spike Lee for Vimeo On Demand After first taking to Kickstarter to fund his new film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Director Spike Lee has decided to release the feature via Vimeo On Demand before it hits theaters. So far, Lee is the new streaming platform’s highest profile client and it’s clearly becoming an attractive option for filmmakers not keen on the customary box-office …

Spike Lee for Vimeo On Demand

After first taking to Kickstarter to fund his new film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Director Spike Lee has decided to release the feature via Vimeo On Demand before it hits theaters. So far, Lee is the new streaming platform’s highest profile client and it’s clearly becoming an attractive option for filmmakers not keen on the customary box-office release. “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” is …