Saturday, November 8, 2014

Death May Be Your Santa Claus (1969)

Director: Rankie Dymon Jr.

Writer: Frankie Dymon Jr.

Composer: Second Hand

Starring: Ken Gajadhar, Donnah Dolce, Merdelle Jordine, Second Hand, Kim Keelin, Tom Sye

More info: IMDb

Plot: A look at sex and politics from a black British perspective

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Have you seen this?  Did it make sense to you?  Me neither.  It seems like a bunch of (almost) random scenes, some with Raymond (Gajadhar) looking/getting some love and others with the Pope rambling on about religious mumbo jumbo about the meek or something, a man on a soapbox in a park getting into a discussion with a small crowd about race and whatnot (with some very vocal passersby) and other things that don't seem to mean much, if anything, as a vignette or as a film overall.  It's on YouTube if you're curiosity is piqued.  I only wanted to see it because of the wild title.  The band Second Hand does the music and the theme song is kind of groovy and they were able to work in the title of the film in the lyrics which gets a bonus point for that alone.

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