فيلم Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

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
History, Documentary, Biography
Director
Matthew Ornstein
Actors
Daryl D. Davis, Michael Wood Jr., Kenneth Nwadike
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 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 history «Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America» (21)

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Eric Rogers

I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Davis, but I found him very insightful, and his experiences are a lot of the same. I felt that he was not being honest with his audience, but the truth is, he was being honest. The first half hour was a bit slow, but it was still engaging. The second half of the documentary really brought everything to light. I especially liked the way they made the film a bit more realistic. I loved that Mr. Davis said that he would never go to a gun show again. I felt that it was very important to the viewer, and that the gun industry should have been a part of that discussion. It should have been part of the conversation. The documentary was extremely educational, and it was very interesting to see the people and events that changed him. It really helped me to understand more about gun control. I really hope that people understand what it means to have the right to bear arms, and the fact that people are making these decisions based on fear and ignorance.

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Stephanie Carter

This is a very, very interesting film. I'd love to see it again. I don't have a lot of background on the subject, so I can't really comment on the validity of the claims. But there are some very interesting points raised about racial and class problems in the United States. I found this movie very interesting and well made. It is very well edited and gives you a good view of all the issues, with not a lot of repetition. Some of the interviews are really excellent. The director, Dr. Lawrence Wright, also worked on the film "Allegro In Arcadia" (the third "Sister Cities" documentary). And the interviews are very good and well done. This is an excellent film. But, like all good documentaries, it can be disturbing if you are not familiar with the subject.

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Danielle

As a Christian, I am extremely troubled by the blatant disregard for the true nature of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not to mention the glorification of Satan. There are so many differences in the Bible and it is very difficult to look past the obvious errors. So many people I know are convinced that it is all true. I also find the distribution of the word of God to be twisted. To my mind, it is not the intent of the Bible to be taken literally. This film, in my opinion, gives an accurate account of the main events that occurred in Jesus' life. I encourage people to see this movie and consider the Bible. God bless you.

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Lawrence Jordan

If you are interested in this subject, do yourself a favor and do watch this. It is interesting in many ways, and is a bit of a counterpoint to what many have said about the current presidential election. People may be aware of the influence of the media on their vote, but it is also true that the media itself plays a major role in shaping our perception of the world. What is also true is that people have no control over what they see on TV, but do have control over the media in the way they consume their news. I think the media is very important in shaping the perception of our world. Most people don't want to look at the world the way it really is, and it is in the media that they find out the facts that are not being told. People like Michael Moore and Al Gore are very influential in influencing the public to become more educated on the issues that are important to them. In some cases, the media really influences the way people think, and how they think. What I found interesting about this film was that it showed the media in a very positive light. I saw the film as a reflection of my own personal life, and how I see the media as a very positive force. I am a liberal, and I am very active in the political scene. I have been active on my local Board of Education Board for the past two years. I have voted in local elections on a number of issues, and I have done many things in my community that have been recognized. I also like to support my local school board. I also like to write about local issues. When I saw the film, I was impressed with the documentary style and the way in which the media was used to give the viewer a sense of understanding of what people were saying in the media. It was a very enjoyable film, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the media and how it affects our lives. I am very interested in learning more about the media, and I hope to be able to buy a copy of this film.

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Amy M.

It's really difficult to sit through a movie and not laugh. Daryl Davis (from the Bone Zone) was a very funny man. We had a few laughs in the theater, but it was more of a sense of relief that it was over and he had been able to live out the rest of his life. He is now a successful writer, actor, and the story of his life is inspiring.

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Andrea S.

The movie focuses on the life of a young black man in the 1960's. When I heard that the director was "Larry Clark" (the name of the man who directed "The Talented Mr. Ripley"), I immediately thought of "When Harry Met Sally". So, when I saw the film title and the title of the movie, I was very excited. The movie is about a young black man named Daryl Davis (the name of the actor who played Charlie in "The Talented Mr. Ripley") who was working on the road as a delivery driver in 1961 when he came upon a beautiful young woman named Rita (Rosa Parks). The two became good friends, and started dating. However, Daryl would eventually fall in love with Rita. The problem was that Daryl didn't want to be married to Rita because she was black, and he was white. At the time, most people were against the idea of black and white, but after seeing "When Harry Met Sally", I'm glad that the situation has changed. Daryl's story was very sad, and his feelings were hurt and hurtful. However, his feelings for Rita were strong and strong, and he tried to help her because he loved her. This is an important point that the film made: that although the situation is different now, love is not different. As I said, this is a very sad story, and we should remember that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can love someone just because they are different from yourself. There was a lot of racial hatred in the 1960's, and it was always difficult to be in the middle of all this. Most people thought that if you were black or white, you couldn't possibly be in love. However, this film shows that people have to learn to see the other side of things. The best thing I can say about this movie is that it showed the pain and suffering of the two young men. This is something that most people don't know about. We should all be more aware of this and learn to respect and love each other. "When Harry Met Sally" was a great movie, and it should be remembered as such. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend that you see it, because you won't regret it.

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Kyle

I think this is a great movie and has a very good message. I think that this is a good movie. It gives us a glimpse into the lives of people in the United States. It is very interesting. The way the documentary is made is very interesting, and I think it's very well done. I think it's important to realize that our world has problems that we don't even know about, and we need to work to fix them. I think that it is very important to see how our world is affected by drugs. I think that this movie is very interesting and I think it's very well made.

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Dylan

The subject matter is interesting enough to warrant a look by the audience and the director, but the presentation lacks a big part of the reason to watch this film in the first place. I am a big fan of Daryl Davis, and would love to see more from him, but this was not the film I had expected it to be. What I expected to see was a documentary about the lives of black Americans during the 60's, and Davis is only the central character. Although he had a starring role, the rest of the cast is hardly mentioned. There is nothing about the CIA, the assassination, or the civil rights movement. I was hoping for more about the 1963 riots in Chicago, but that is also not included. The film does not show many people, and the focus is more on Davis' family, and his legal troubles, but none of that is told in any detail. A few other interesting facts about Davis are covered, but I did not particularly care for them. The other focus of the film is race and the FBI. The FBI played a significant role in Davis' life, and the film portrays that as a key element. I am a little upset that I did not see more about Davis' family. He had a wife and children. The film was made by a person with a lot of power, and it was interesting that he did not give Davis a large amount of money in the film. Davis never stated in the film that he had a great salary. Davis had a lot of money, but that did not translate into a huge amount of power. Davis was one of the most powerful men in the US. Davis was the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group of black leaders, and a major force in the civil rights movement. He had a good fortune, and he was willing to give up his wealth in order to help his fellow blacks. Davis was highly regarded by the people in the black community, and he did not want the people to be discouraged. Davis did not receive any salary from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Davis' personality was much like that of Nelson Mandela, and the film makes it seem like he was a good person. I do not think Davis was a great person, but I do not think he was a bad person. I think he was just misunderstood. Davis' personal life was very fascinating, and it is very interesting to learn about his own life. This is a documentary about Davis, and the best documentary about Davis' life is Martin Scorsese's "The Long Goodbye." While that is not a film about Davis' life, it is a film about Davis' life. This is a very good film, but it is not a documentary about Davis' life. I would have liked to have seen more about Davis' wife and children, as they were important parts of Davis' life.

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Austin

In 1974, while he was still at high school, actor Daryl Davis was brutally beaten and raped by two men in a local park. For years he fought to have his rape and murder case reopened, and was finally awarded $100 million by the Maryland courts. The case became a cause celebre, but today, a brilliant documentary on the case by legendary filmmaker Robert Greenwald is finally being released. I have seen many documentaries on the subject of the 1972 Montgomery riots, but they were either too long, too slow-paced, or too focused on the rioters and their hatred for the police. It was a sensational case, but it was still an impossible one to prove, and it did not garner the same level of publicity as some of the other landmark cases of the time. I was especially interested in seeing this film, because I was one of the few who knew the story of the case, and I was shocked to learn that the original conviction was reversed, but not the murder charge. But the movie is very much a documentary, and it focuses on the actual case, not on the cases surrounding it. It is not an attack on the police, but rather on the people who fought for the defendants, and how this case has become an icon in the American psyche. I think it is one of the best documentaries ever made, and it should be required viewing for anyone who is interested in the truth.

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Johnny Diaz

A must see film, This is an attempt at going into detail of the Battle of the Bulge, and how its circumstances had been changed by the Civil Rights movement, and not to mention the communist threat. Some of the things stated are simply untrue. The worst parts are actually in the subtitles. It was really hard to understand some of the things they said and in fact you'd wonder why they were there, especially in the first part of the film. It was as though they were there for a different reason, and were not there to answer a lot of questions, and it wasn't clear as to what was happening. What I found interesting is that despite the fact that it's 100% black people, there was no attempt to cast the white people as the bad guys. The idea was that all of the different races had suffered from the war, and they all had to take responsibility for what happened. In fact the fact that they were so divided when they got back to the States was a good thing, because it allowed the government to try to get people to do the right thing. It's not like they didn't want to take responsibility, but they were hesitant to go out and take the blame, and most of the soldiers did not want to go out and do anything. The fact that they were worried about being drafted, but when they were in the field they didn't want to be in the military. All in all this is a great film to watch, and if you want to see the black people's side of things, then this is the best place to start. If you want to learn more about the civil rights movement, then watch this movie. It is a very interesting history lesson, and I think it would be a great educational tool for anyone.

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Charles R.

This documentary is full of interviews with the top dog in the field of organic farming. It is fascinating to see what farmers are doing now, and what they will do in the future. Many of the farmers have gone on to become very successful and famous. There is an extraordinary interview with the first organic farmer to have a cow produce 1.2 pounds of milk per day, and the first organic farmer in the world to have a cow produce the milk required for his milk. It is inspiring to see what organic farming can accomplish, and also what is still lacking. I found this documentary to be one of the most informative documentaries I have seen. It was an amazing documentary, that will be highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about organic farming. In my opinion, the filmmakers did a great job with this documentary, and I highly recommend it. 10/10.

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Pamela R.

I recently got the chance to see this movie by chance when it was on TV. I am now considering it to be one of my favorite films and a must see for anyone who wants to understand what America was really like in the 1960's and 70's. The movie gives us an opportunity to look back at the past and what it meant to be an American. The documentary is well done, but I think it could have been done better. There were a lot of things I wanted to learn more about and the movie would have done that. The movie has some very interesting moments, and if you are interested in how it was like for those of us who lived through that era, you will enjoy this. There is also a short clip of President John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. I think the greatest thing about this documentary is that it is made by actual people who lived through that time period. They have some real life stories to tell and I think that is what made this documentary so much more powerful. I am still trying to find the movie on DVD, but I am sure if you are able to find it, you will find it. If you are able to watch this movie, you will learn more about the history and it will help you understand why we have our values today. The movie is a good thing to watch and it is one of those films that you just have to watch.

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James Perez

I felt like the movie ended too soon. The background info about Davis and the rest of the players was very entertaining, but I felt like the movie needed a little more time to really dig into the individuals. It was not even that I felt that this movie had anything new to say about Davis, but rather, it was an interesting look at the story of a great college quarterback who was not accepted by the University of Alabama or Texas A&M, and was going to transfer to the University of Hawaii. But it just ended up being a rather boring, and overall depressing story. I recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in the American history of college football, or just looking for a good look at some of the people involved. If you are a fan of the game, you will be pleased by this movie.

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Betty Hart

This is the kind of documentary that anyone can see and make the connections that they want to. The topic is something that needs to be talked about, the world needs to know the real facts. The documentary was not sensational and it was not a "Hollywood" movie. It was really a really good movie. I liked it very much. I am a musician and also a big fan of Daryl Davis. He is a very talented and wonderful musician. The movie also showed how I felt about my brothers and the difficulties that they had to go through. I am really grateful for the movie, I highly recommend it.

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Mary L.

When this documentary came out I had to watch it. I didn't care for the subject matter but I am glad I watched it. This documentary is very insightful and very well done. If you are interested in the history of slavery in the US you should watch this film.

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Jason Tucker

If you are looking for an honest and raw look at how race impacts Americans, this documentary is perfect for you. The power of the story lies in the way that it is told, not in its execution. The documentary is framed so that the viewer is pulled into the lives of a diverse set of people, but not in a simple manner. The documentary focuses on the lives of a number of families in the United States and their various levels of racism, both positive and negative. The subjects are from all backgrounds, from racial minorities to those who have experienced racism in one way or another, but no matter where they come from, they all have an experience of racism. The subjects are all successful, and at least one of them is very wealthy. The documentary is filled with moving stories of the impact of racism on people and on the people around them. These stories are completely unexpected, and are quite powerful. The documentary does a great job of drawing the viewer into the lives of these families and also the lives of their children, both black and white, and the children's families. In a way, the subjects are all narrating the film, as they tell the story of how they are dealing with racism, and how they are responding to it. The families are all very open about their experiences with racism, and many of the stories involve their own racism. This is a powerful and honest film, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about racism in America and its impact on the lives of everyone in it. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in learning more about racism in America also watch this film.

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Billy

Daryl Davis is a pioneer and a master of his craft. He is a little known but respected writer who is celebrated in the film community and as a filmmaker. His writing and directing are both exceptional. For those who want to see a documentary about the origins of the civil rights movement, this film is a must. This is not just an amazing film about the movement, but an insight into the human struggle. This film is a must see for those who know anything about civil rights, or just people who don't know anything about civil rights. If you are a white person who is not familiar with the history of the civil rights movement, this is a must see. You will learn a lot about the civil rights movement and the struggles of people in that era. The film is well produced, shot and edited, and the cast is excellent. If you haven't seen it yet, you should.

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Lori B.

This is a must-see. Every single shot is a masterpiece. Everyone should see this film.

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Zachary

This is the story of a man, who wanted to get on the right side of history, with his true story. This film is a must see and should be seen by everyone. Even if you don't think you could live on a farm, or have ever worked a job outside of your family, this documentary will change your mind. The fact that this man, and many other people did, after watching this, will change their lives and make them more understanding and appreciative of what God has given to us. This film is a must see. You will learn something new, and most importantly, you will be a better person because of it.

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Brenda

Daryl Davis' exceptional performance, while excellent, is overshadowed by the incredible beauty of the film. The documentary is in some ways an intimate portrait of a very difficult subject, but is also at times a tremendous visual feast, with great cinematography, from the camera mounted on a crane to the lushly lit cityscapes of New Orleans and the lush, vacant lands of South Carolina. The director was an accomplished and skilled filmmaker, and he has a talent for showing the life of a man so consumed by his work. The docu has a message, but it is also an incredible celebration of the man and his work. One of the greatest films of the year, I highly recommend.

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Carolyn D.

If you are a fan of the late great Daryl Davis then you have to see this documentary. What makes the documentary special is the fact that Davis never had a chance to be interviewed about his work, which means that he was able to write and perform for the masses. The documentary is about his roots, his relationship with his father, and his musical career. It also talks about the big problems with music. Music and the rights to it is so important in the world today, as well as so is the artist. Daryl Davis did a great job of explaining the huge problem with music. Davis was a huge star in the early 80's and was able to make a living by doing music. But things were not so great with music and there was nothing he could do to live a normal life. So it is great to see this documentary, as Davis is able to explain why it is so important to people today. It is also great to see Davis discussing with the documentary crew the problems of the music industry, and even with people in the music industry, and it is great to see him talk about the differences between the music business and his own personal life. Davis also talks about how he was able to start his own record label, and how he ended up releasing the biggest record of all time on his own. This is a great documentary, and it has a lot of great information. But I also think it is important that we all watch it, because it will show how many problems we have in our own lives. There is no doubt that we all have problems with music and music artists. But seeing the problems of the music business and the troubles that people in music industry have will help us to understand what is wrong with our world today. I will leave it at that, but I am not one to get mad when someone is not able to explain what is wrong with his life.