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Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America is a movie starring Daryl D. Davis, Kenneth Nwadike, and Michael Wood Jr.. Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby,...

Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary, History
Director
Matthew Ornstein
Actors
Kenneth Nwadike, Michael Wood Jr., Daryl D. Davis
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl's support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.

Comments about biography «Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America» (15)

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Nancy

I watched this film with an open mind, it was a great documentary and told the whole story in a way that made you think. It was a very interesting story and the documentary was not only very good but it gave a lot of facts and statistics that you would never know otherwise. This documentary will make you think and give you new information on the past. I am very glad that this documentary is being released because it gives you a much better understanding of the history of this country and the reasons behind the Civil War.

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Emma Boyd

This film is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of this country, the American people and the Civil War. As a former combat soldier myself, I was very fortunate to see the movie before it came out in theaters. My only reservation was the representation of the "Kill Chain" on the uniforms. It was ridiculous. The reality was much more positive. This is an amazing film about one of the most important historical events in American history. Everyone should see it.

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Diana Long

It's true, it's not a "documentary" but it is quite an experience. I have been surprised to see that I know very little about this topic, and I am sure that I would have learned a lot about it. And this is the great thing about this movie, it is a story about a person who was an exceptional man, a special American, who stood up for the American dream, even if it meant he had to become an American by one of his two sons. What a great story, and this is only my personal opinion, but it is a great story. It is hard to believe that this man could be such an extraordinary man, and that he did so much for his country, but that's what made him so special. The movie is very honest and it does not glamorize him, it doesn't want to show his greatness, but it shows how much he sacrificed for the country he loved so much. This is a great story about how far a man can go to make the world a better place. It is about the values of friendship, of love, of honor, and of faith. It's about how the man risked everything for his country, and it is also about the reasons why he was killed, and what it meant for his country. I think this is a great movie, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the United States and American history.

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Michelle

It is not easy to get into the mind of someone who is obsessed with murder, and wants to silence his victims. It is also not easy to get into the mind of a person who has "a sense of humor" and who is so willing to go to extreme lengths to defend himself and those he loves. As the "Jimmy Conway" of the family, Roy DeJesus was both obsessive and hilarious. He believed that he was fighting a losing battle against the US government. His methods were outrageous, but effective. He had an easy way of getting what he wanted. He wanted to make the government and the courts look bad, and he was willing to do whatever it took to achieve this goal. This documentary covers a lot of ground, and provides a lot of insight. It's a must see for anyone interested in the paranoid fringe of our society. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Ashley Porter

I will never forget when I first saw this documentary, it made me wonder why I wasn't watching the news. Why I didn't know what was going on, what was happening. How our country had gotten to the point of taking lives in order to be politically correct. It was a sobering experience and a great education in history. It showed the truth about what happened during the war. This film should be seen by everyone who is not ignorant about what happened, but does not want to know.

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Kathy

I am proud to say that the racial aspects of this movie were a part of the "black experience" not only in America but in the world. It should be a lesson to all people that if you believe that the people in power are telling you what to do, then don't listen to them. I never thought that it was a good idea to take away rights from a race but now I see that I was right.

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George B.

The first 10 minutes of this movie was the best. Everything made sense, I really appreciated that. I was really worried about the narrator of the movie, but I really liked it. The only thing that I can say bad about it is that there is a lot of white people and white people who are a lot more knowledgeable about life than me. But I don't think that's important. This movie should be seen by everyone.

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Cynthia Graham

Daryl Davis is one of the most intelligent and truly courageous voices of the 21st century. This movie is a tribute to the words of our greatest living historian. The people who were part of the Declaration of Independence, the struggle of our countrymen for a just cause, are still speaking for justice and freedom. We are not alone. We have the people who made it happen. Mr. Davis, thank you for this powerful and timely portrait of the key figure in the birth of our country. It is a telling tribute to what we owe to our countrymen who sacrificed and died for us. We owe them a lot more than the debt they owe us. This movie reminds us of the importance of being a part of history. I encourage you to see this movie and see for yourself what history has to say about what we did. You will be amazed. I am proud to be one of the voices of the Declaration of Independence.

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Mary White

As I watched the film, I kept thinking, "Wow. There are so many holes in this documentary. How can this be, with so much evidence?" This was my first major film critic comment. In fact, I can say that I am so fed up with the media and the government, that I actually feel the need to write a film review. I am a filmmaker and know the ins and outs of film making, so I'm sure that this movie will get its due and receive the praise it deserves. However, I am getting really fed up with the negative reviews. I have not been this fed up with a movie in a long time. This movie is absolutely fantastic. I don't understand why critics are saying this is a "bad movie" or that it is "just propaganda." It is so obvious that these people have not even seen the movie. It is so obvious that the critics have not even watched the movie. And to think that people who have not even seen it are commenting on it. I think this is truly a great documentary. I am excited to see it on DVD. I will certainly be recommending this to friends and family. I just feel so bad for the people who have not seen it. I don't think I will ever see another documentary like this again. Thank you for making this movie. I am sure it will win awards. The movie is about the effect that government and the media have on our lives. I can't wait for the DVD release. I also recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good documentary. The movie is based on real events. I am glad that I had the chance to see this in a theater. I am so glad that the movie was able to win a festival. I am also glad that it was able to win the jury award.

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Andrew

I'm not the best judge of film, but I liked this documentary. I think it does a great job of demonstrating the challenges faced by African American women. It shows a variety of viewpoints, but the central theme is that of racial profiling and the lack of tolerance for minorities in society. We get the usual excuses for these profiling, but it is presented as a legitimate source of discrimination. That is a wonderful thing in my book. The real villains are the people that employ the profiling, and the ignorance that allows them to do so. I think this is a must see for anyone with a concern about racial profiling. I give it a 10/10.

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Lauren

I had the pleasure of interviewing Daryl Davis for this film. He is the only African American actor to have a role in every single Hollywood film that has ever been made. The movie is a work of art. The history of movies is the history of African American actors. I was stunned to learn that they didn't cast the black actor in all the films of this history. You would think they would have had a black actor in all of them. I am so glad I was fortunate enough to have seen this film. It is an amazing film, and the historical film that is of the greatest importance.

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Bryan Jordan

This documentary is outstanding. I can't remember the last time I watched a documentary so well made and presented. Not only was the story told with great focus, but the subjects of the stories were the very ones we are usually so suspicious of. It made me angry and sad. I can't say enough about how important this film is. The soundtrack is wonderful and truly makes the film shine. Daryl Davis did an amazing job and made me feel like I was there with him. He is an incredible human being. The human connection is absolutely remarkable. The entire world is better for having this film. Everyone should see it. The story of this documentary is so powerful. I recommend this to everyone. It is a must see.

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Aaron

The situation in Ferguson is being captured on film by a young black girl. The reporter who covered the story from her perspective can be heard describing how the film made her feel, as she talks about the people that were involved, and the pain she felt when the camera was turned off. When I saw the film I felt so moved, so moved by the amount of footage I had seen, and the feelings that the journalists were going through. I felt like I had been a part of it all, and I felt like I had been there with them. It was such a shame that the story was not going to be told. The racism was so bad, and people like Jason and Daryl Davis did not get a chance to tell their story. I hope the filmmakers get a chance to tell this story, and the story is told.

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Justin R.

This is a very well made documentary about one of the most disturbing, and difficult to tell stories of the past two centuries. It is about how a man (Ronald Eich) who claimed to be a gay man was actually a man with a man's body, but who was called a woman. It was his desire to be a woman that lead to his death and the eventual murder of his young partner. The documentary also details his other partners in a bit of detail. The way in which the gay community reacted to the story and to the gay community itself is an interesting story to tell. It is difficult to tell a story like this, but in a way, this film did that well. The same can be said about the documentary itself. There is a lot of information on the history of the gay movement, both in the United States and in other parts of the world. It was a time when the gay community was discriminated, treated as a third class citizen, and society was divided on the issue of homosexuality. It was not a great time to be a gay person, but it was an important time in history. Many of the actors in the film also did their own research on the subject, and they did a great job of bringing the story to the screen. The documentary was very well done and, although it is rather lengthy, it was informative and engaging. The documentary does a good job of showing the effects that prejudice and homophobia have on the lives of gays. It also gives a good look at the past of the gay community in the United States, and the effects that prejudice has had on it. The director does an excellent job of taking the viewer on a journey of discovery and allows the viewer to leave the theater feeling uplifted and uplifted.

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Marie

I thought that this documentary was very entertaining and very well-done. In my opinion, this documentary is worth watching. I do not believe that it is a typical "liberal" documentary. There is a lot of bias and political messages, but that is not the main focus of this film. The documentary tells the story of a rich white man, Daryl Davis, who can afford to buy every car he wants, but is unwilling to take responsibility for the consequences that will come when he dies. Davis is the poster child for the "Born Rich" generation. He is arrogant, brash, and has no shame. He never gives up on his dreams. His dreams are to own a yacht, own a small plantation, own a little city in the South. In his mind, everything is possible. Unfortunately, it is not true. Davis' wife died and he feels no responsibility to take care of her. He does not know how to support his family. He is not even aware that he is getting too old to be buying cars. He thinks he is "rich" and can afford to buy whatever he wants. He is not aware of the consequences of his actions. The documentary gives a sense of the problems that exist in this generation. It shows the big problems with the black community and the problems with the poor. There are lots of things in the world that are out of our control. We cannot control what happens to us, but we can control our own actions. If we want to achieve a good quality of life, we have to take responsibility for our actions. We have to be responsible for our actions, and not for the actions of others. The message of this documentary is that we have to do everything to achieve our goals, regardless of the consequences.