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Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma
Directed by Topaz Jones and rubberband. • 2021 • United States
“A is for Amphetamines. B is for Blue. C is for Code Switching.” In 1970, two Chicago teachers created a new flash-card system designed to better reflect the lived experiences of Black students. In this kaleidoscopically stylized cinematic accompaniment to his album of the same name, musician and multimedia wizard Topaz Jones uses the twenty-six-letter ABC format as a jumping-off point to create a dizzying, dazzling, and highly personal odyssey through the Black American cultural consciousness.