This past February, I used a photo of a stamp with the face of Paul Robeson as my “Profile Photo” on Facebook. Although his name is featured on the stamp, a few folks asked me who he was. I had just took it for granted that most people knew him or were aware. Growing up, I can remember seeing documentaries about him and hearing his name mentioned in multiple circles. For years, randomly in a particular setting, one might sing the words “Ol’ man river…” as a means of setting an oppressive tone for the conversation.
All of Danny Boyle’s films depict its hero in groundbreaking fashion. His new film “Trance” appears to be on the same path and I can’t wait to see it. Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, a man’s life depends on him being able to remember the location of a painting.