September 14, 2020

Idris Elba talks US racism as ‘Concrete Cowboy’ rides into Toronto

Los Angeles (AFP) – Its biggest star is British, and its director is white.But “Concrete Cowboy,” a critically acclaimed new film about at-risk black youths and horse owners in urban Philadelphia, offers a poignant message at a time of mass anti-racism protests in the United States, Idris Elba said Sunday.The film follows a young black man (Caleb McLaughlin of “Stranger Things”) who returns to an impoverished Philadelphia ghetto. He must choose between a life of crime and the close-knit horse-rearing community of his estranged father (Elba.)”It was incredibly important to us… that we tell th…


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