Late Night Flick: The Landlord

From time to time when netflix’s just doesn’t do it for you, turning on the tube can lead to new discovers whether you’re watching America make funny of itself with reality TV, sporting events, shows like scandal or walking dead or just catching reruns of old 80’s movies. AMC and TMC broadcast movies that rarely see the light of day. One week ago, I stumbled upon a movie from 1970 entitled “The Landlord” from the opening scene I was a bit iffy about it. As the story line began to unfold I noticed the state of NYC in the late 60’s, the after effects of the civil rights movements and the perspective of what people from suburban and urban areas thought of one another. It really opened my eyes and my mind. Hopefully when you get free time, you can check it out for yourself and leave some feedback.

The Landlord is a 1970 film directed by Hal Ashby, based on the novel by Kristin Hunter. The film stars Beau Bridges in the lead role of a well-to-do white man who becomes landlord of an inner-city tenement, unaware that the people he is responsible for are low-income, streetwise residents.


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