Not only because it's the first movie with an ALL black cast, but because it took 23 years for the producer, George Lucas, to get the film in theaters. 'Red Tails' is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first all black aerial combat unit in WW2. But there's more...
The screenwriters... all black.
The director... black.
Film scorer... black.
Hollywood wasn't supporting the film financially, Lucas came out of pocket himself. Everyone doubted the film would even see light, saying an action film with all black cast wouldn't do well. But finally, after 20 years, the movie is out in theaters, and with an all star cast. Hold on, let me name them: Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Tristan Wilds, Ne-Yo, Method Man, David Oyelowo, Ryan Early, and Kevin Phillips.
We've all got to go out and support this film, not just blacks, but everyone, and prove there is a market for black films.