1 ‘Concrete Cowboy’, April 2, 2021 on Netflix
Despite what historians assume is that every fourth cowboy in the United States was black, whiteness and western movies often belong together.
Therefore, it is welcome that over the past few years, there has been a greater focus on black cowboys in the United States. For example, the streaming platform The Criterion Channel has a whole series (‘Black Westerns’) with westerns, where it is black cowboys who fill the screen – or rather the screen.
While the series ‘Black Westerns’ provides a historical look at black cowboys in the United States, a new Netflix movie, ‘Concrete Cowboy’, describes what it is like to be black and cowboy in the 21st century United States.
The drama ‘Concrete Cowboy’ is Ricky Staub’s debut as a feature film director, takes place in Philadelphia and is about the teenager Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) who has to spend a whole summer with his cowboy father, Harp (Idris Elba), whom Cole has never really known.
Despite several difficulties between father and son, Cole begins to forge a strong bond with Harp and the local community of black cowboys.
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