Listener Pick: Life Ain't Like the Movies

Syd & Lex review 'Life Ain't like the Movies' directed by Robert Mychal Patrick Butler. Syd gives a full rundown of the state of Black teen movies.

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Life Ain't Like the Movies

Synopsis: The coming age story of a 16 year old quirky black teen. The film follows him as he goes through high school. He deals with various issues like love, death, bullies, and social awkwardness.


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The New Chitlin Circuit is the only podcast dedicated solely to highlighting Black, independent film. Every Monday, Syd and Lex review a Black indie, low-budget, or direct-to-tv movie. Some weeks the hosts dig into an edgy Hood-drama on Tubi. Other weeks, Syd and Lex dive into meditative, arthouse films. But every week, it's Black Indies Only.

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