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On the Record (2020)

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Directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), and first reported by the New York Times, On The Record presents the powerful haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon (collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

A multi-faceted film that offers a study in courage from the women who share their stories while also centering this entire story in the history of music, black culture, business, and unbridled misogyny.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

A thoughtful, sharply argued recalibration of how we think about truth telling in the age of #MeToo, specifically the difficulties that face women - especially women of color - who seek to come forward.

January 27, 2020 | Full Review…

To that end, it's a smart and sturdy behind-the-scenes look at a high-profile #MeToo drama, and succeeds at scrutinizing the conundrum facing countless women still afraid of speaking out.

January 27, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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What's extraordinary is the disturbingly intimate communion the film creates between the audience and the survivors.

January 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Brilliantly crystallizes how black women like Dixon, allies of black men and lovers of hip-hop, can so easily be taken advantage of by the same people they passionately want to celebrate.

January 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Drawing on interviews with cultural commentators, academics, and activists, the movie addresses head-on the place, or lack of one, that women of color-especially black women assaulted by black men-have been accorded in the #MeToo movement.

January 25, 2020 | Full Review…
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