Review: In the wrenching ‘Armageddon Time,’ a filmmaker powerfully confronts his own privilege and white privilege with compassion and courage” – USA Today
“It’s hard not to root for the kid who is finally going to be forced to grow up and stop playing second fiddle…. There has never been a movie as unapologetically honest about what it means to be white as this one.” – New York Times
“A new kid is just that: A new kid. And you can never have enough.” – New York Observer
In the wrenching “Armageddon,” a filmmaker powerfully confronts his own privilege and white privilege with compassion and courage in this powerful, moving and powerful American film that addresses issues of race, class and class privilege in one of the most divided states in the United States. Directed and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a young woman from a working-class family of 12 who begins college and experiences a series of disturbing and disorienting events. Throughout this experience, she is visited by three men who are her family’s friends, and the four of them become a family.
“I remember once asking my mother, ‘Why are you so quiet?’ She smiled and said, ‘I’m worried. Why do I need to be quiet? I’m an adult. I make decisions. I have a job. I take care of myself. I am independent.'” – Ta-Nehisi Coates
After an incident in which a young man’s pregnant wife is murdered, an unnamed protagonist seeks out the murderer to find out the motive for the killing, and the film explores the impact of racial stereotypes on police.
“The film is an indictment of the justice system, an expression of the frustrations that many people feel in this country…. It is not merely about who did what to whom, but it is about justice.” – NY Times
“I’ve been waiting for this film (it opened last year in Paris) since the first day I saw it. It’s an extremely powerful statement of conscience.” – NY Times