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The Sleeping Negro
The Sleeping Negro
187 Ratings


A young black man must resolve the personal meaning of his blackness when his white boss orders him to commit fraud. Struggling with an overwhelming sense of shame, he seeks consolation with a black former friend and his white fiancé, which only leads to further confusion and frustration.

Our take

Social commentary gets an absurdist twist in Skinner Myers’s confrontational film, which skewers conservative intolerance and liberal pretension with wit and rage. A bold debut that looks to luminaries like James Baldwin and Andrei Tarkovsky to speak on the Black experience in contemporary America.