Merchants of Soul

The Station Agent (2003)
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Hustle and Flow (2005)

I saw the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Monday night. Whiter Writer/director Craig Brewer and producer John Singleton fielded questions afterward.

The audience consisted primarily of old white ladies and black people. Needless to say, everybody was talking during the film.

I kid, I kid.

If he's not already, Terrence Howard will be the breakthrough actor of the year. He was good as a wussy bourgeoisie television director in Crash and he's even better as a southern pimp who dreams of being a hip hop star in Hustle and Flow.

Howard, a chemical engineering major, appears opposite Ludacris in both films.

Josey Scott, the singer for the band Saliva, plays a convenience store clerk.