• Black Mother (2019)

Black Mother

Release Date: March 8th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Khalik Allah becomes immersed in Jamaica's neighboring worlds of charismatic holy men and equally charismatic prostitutes.

Director: Khalik Allah

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Cinereach

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com

    In part shocking and gentle while trekking between chaotic and serene extremes, Black Mother is a fresh piece of work in both how it progresses and how it's assembled like a scrapbook of remembrances. show more

  • 95
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    The combined effect of Black Mother’s technique—Allah shot on both 16mm and HD—is dizzying to the point of overwhelming, but the discipline required to engage with it is rewarded by a singular moviegoing experience. As the mother births her baby, so does Allah birth new cinematic grammar. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Whatever its impetus, the film is a warm bath of sensations that suffers little for any thematic haziness. show more

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