Bring Your "A" Game23 MINS2009
Mario Van Peebles
Sean CombsAlan HoustonIce CubeAmar'e StoudemireLupe FiascoRussell SimmonsChris RockIce CubeSpike Lee
To generate a national conversation on the plight of Black men and boys, the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) has partnered with actor-director Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams to create BRING YOUR "A" GAME?a groundbreaking documentary film that, in Van Peebles' words, "sheds light on the resilience and influence of Black males." Using a cinematic style influenced by popular culture and employing innovative technologies, the film details strategies that have improved the lives of Black men and boys. It underscores how essential educational achievement and high school graduation are to survival and success in today's world. Interviewees include such iconic figures as Richard "Dick" Parsons, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Ice Cube, Cory Booker, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Lou Gossett Jr., Lupe Fiasco, Hill Harper, Damon Dash, Kevin Powell, Melvin Van Peebles, Geoffrey Canada, Bruce Gordon and former NBA star Alan Houston, among others.