Why this ought to be a brilliant film :
- Top-notch actors.
- An engaging angle of the infected father-and-son relationship, exacerbated by the roles they play in the Civil Rights movement; the father is a butler at the White House, the son a Black Panther.
- A large chunk of US history, treated in a somewhat cursory manner, but still!
Why it isn't :
Da*ned if I know. Conventional storytelling. But still?
Should work just fine in class, though.