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Death of a Wizard

Explores the racial tension and consequences of vengeance in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
5/5

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‘Death of a Wizard’ explores the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, delving into the social unrest and racial tension of the time. Jaxon Mitchell delivers an outstanding performance as Billy, a young white boy confronting the prejudices faced by African-Americans.

The narrative unfolds as Billy, alongside his older African-American friends, Virgil (Lorenzo Roberts) and Remmy (Deveron Ready), seeks vengeance in the aftermath of King’s death. The film skillfully navigates the consequences of their actions, revealing unexpected outcomes and highlighting the complexities of racial relations during that era.

Varnie‘s direction, coupled with Robbie Cline’s remarkable cinematography, captures the essence of the late ’60s, providing a visually striking and emotionally charged experience. The black and white aesthetic enhances the period authenticity, while production and costume design contribute to the immersive atmosphere.

The film is a poignant exploration of friendship, social justice, and the profound impact of racial injustice on individuals and communities. The drama stands as a powerful reminder of the enduring struggles for equality and the consequences of seeking vengeance in the face of systemic oppression.

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Death of a Wizard

Explores the racial tension and consequences of vengeance in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
5/5

Review

‘Death of a Wizard’ explores the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, delving into the social unrest and racial tension of the time. Jaxon Mitchell delivers an outstanding performance as Billy, a young white boy confronting the prejudices faced by African-Americans.

The narrative unfolds as Billy, alongside his older African-American friends, Virgil (Lorenzo Roberts) and Remmy (Deveron Ready), seeks vengeance in the aftermath of King’s death. The film skillfully navigates the consequences of their actions, revealing unexpected outcomes and highlighting the complexities of racial relations during that era.

Varnie‘s direction, coupled with Robbie Cline’s remarkable cinematography, captures the essence of the late ’60s, providing a visually striking and emotionally charged experience. The black and white aesthetic enhances the period authenticity, while production and costume design contribute to the immersive atmosphere.

The film is a poignant exploration of friendship, social justice, and the profound impact of racial injustice on individuals and communities. The drama stands as a powerful reminder of the enduring struggles for equality and the consequences of seeking vengeance in the face of systemic oppression.

Death of a Wizard Short Film

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