On this week’s Movies vs. Capitalism, hosts Rivka Rivera and Frank Cappello are joined by musician, writer, and This Is Revolution podcast host Jason Myles. Jason joins the MVC team for a discussion about the 1984 military drama, A Soldier’s Story, which depicts a racially motivated murder at a Louisiana Army base during World War II.

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As we celebrate Independence Day, the group revisits this mostly forgotten film, which portrays a starkly different U.S. Army experience prior to the military’s desegregation in 1948. They unpack how the film (based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Soldier’s Play) presents the complex perspectives of the Black community on morality, respectability, and violence.

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

For next week’s movie, MVC will be revisiting the 2000 stoner comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?

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