(United States, 1994, 104 minutes, color)
Written and directed by Darnell Martin. Starring Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda
"I Like It Like That," the first-ever film from a Hollywood studio to be directed by an African American woman, presents the marital difficulties of a young Puerto Rican couple living in the South Bronx. Darnell Martin, who has worked on major films with Oprah, Beyoncé and Spike Lee, will appear at the Albany Film Festival.
In a 1984 interview with American Visions magazine, Martin said, "I wasn't thinking about trying to do something politically correct. I was trying to follow the human beats. My foremost interest in filmmaking is about character, about the environment of my characters. I wasn't trying to do a film about Latinos or women or anything like that. I just tried to make a film about people."
Director Darnell Martin will appear at the Albany Film Festival on Saturday, March 28, at the University at Albany.
Presented free and open to the public by the NYS Writers Institute's Classic Film Series.