kevin_bacon1.jpg In my blog spun off of A.O. Scott’s Times review of Beauty Shop, I had speculated that “primary school spring breaks” might have had something to do with the film’s release falling on a Wednesday instead of the customary Friday. The next day I got an email from Joe Swanberg, director/co-star of one of my favorite SXSW films, Kissing on the Mouth. Joe insisted that there was something much more serious going on here:

"I don't believe this Wednesday release has anything to do with Spring Break," he wrote. "It's called 'Ghetto Wednesday' and it's something that happens with almost every film aimed at a primarily black audience. "

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