“Film is a uniquely powerful medium. Its ability to tap into our emotions is unlike anything else for me. This is not a top 10 list. Here are seven films that serve to validate joy, pain, fear, or a sorrow that felt so specific to me that I believed my experience to be unique and unrelatable. This is a decidedly subjective selection of films that, through their vulnerability and specificity, have made me feel less alone.”—Titus Kaphar

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Portrait courtesy of Mario Sorrenti. @mariosorrenti  #mariosorrenti