Wendell B. Harris Jr. – Chameleon Street (1989)


Chameleon Street is poignant black film without the gimmick

By Omar Green
If you are of the noxious notion that every film produced by a contemporary African-American filmmaker must center around hip-hop, guns, hoods, drugs, gold chains, and young, smart-assed, gang-bangers trying to get ahead in the projects, then you are due for a rather pleasant attitude adjustment. The black experience is much larger than presented in the works of John Singleton, Matty Rich, Mario Van Peebles, or the incorrigible Spike Lee. So take your under-exposed self down to the Coolidge Corner Theater and see Chameleon Street! Continue reading