American Black Film Festival: 6 Of The Best Quotes From Black Boy Joy

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While watching Black Boy Joy during the American Black Film Festival HBO Short Film Competition, I couldn’t help but notice these movie quotes. They either made me smile, think or extremely emotional.

Black Boy Joy is an introspective slice of life story about two generations of Black men, living within the same household, juggling the demands of raising a young son with autism, starring Will Catlett, Evan Alex, and Montae Russell. So I hope you enjoy these movie quotes as much as I did.

Here are 6 Of The Best Movie Quotes From Black Boy Joy

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“Mommy doesn’t do that. She washes the right before the left.”



“I’m gonna be late.”

“I know.”


“He’s wearing that?!”

“Yup, he can wear whatever he wants.”


“Son are you crazy! People are gonna talk!”

“I don’t care what people have to say.”


“He’s his own person let him be who he wants to be!”


“Stop saying that he’s not normal!”


Which of these movie quotes above from Black Boy Joy is your favorite?

And while you’re at it, go check out the short film below and tell me what your favorite quote from the film is.

Click here to sign up for a “Community Pass” to the American Black Film Festival so you can watch Black Boy Joy for free.

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Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.



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