Show Notes

Joining Bart and Chris as guest host for a robust discussion of the three-part 2018 BBC documentary series They've Gotta Have Us, just recently released on Netflix, is film critic Roxana Hadadi. We discuss that program?s approach to the history of African American and Black British actors and directors in Hollywood. Then, Bart interviews director Jacqueline Olive about her film Always in Season, which explores America?s tortured legacy of lynching (we previously reviewed the documentary on episode 705). It?s a brutal subject, but one that cannot be ignored.

Group Review Documentary:

THEY?VE GOTTA HAVE US (Simon Frederick, 2018)

Now playing on Netflix

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

ALWAYS IN SEASON (Jacqueline Olive, 2019)

In theaters and film festivals now

Other Films/Shows Mentioned/Referenced:

Link to review by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:


  • 00:37 ? Intro
  • 04:01 ? Group Discussion of THEY?VE GOTTA HAVE US
  • 22:28 ? Bart interviews Jacqueline Olive of ALWAYS IN SEASON
  • ??43:02 ? Doc Talk



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed