February 18, 2016 Javad Iqbal

Kevin Costner

Director Larry Greenberg says: “Black or White touches on how alcoholism and addiction impact parenting. Is this an issue that you feel needs more attention?”
Kevin Costner: “Well, obviously, you were able to see the movie, Larry, and for that I’m grateful. The hope is that, if the movie
did touch you, you’ll continue to tell other people about it. But alcohol, used in any excess, is always going to put a veil over how we behave… clouding our judgment… and affecting our ability to love and to be responsible. And certainly, in this instance, it’s pretty clear that what was driving the drinking was the loss of the love of his life, his wife, and the loss of his child seven years earlier. The discussion of alcohol, and where he is in terms of it, is pretty unique in this film, because at one point he suggests that maybe he isn’t an alcoholic, but just an angry person. And that clouds his judgment when he’s backed into a corner. Also, the movie deals with addictions on both sides, which makes it very balanced and enjoyable to watch.”
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