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Flex is Kings

Flex is Kings

Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo
Year: 2013

Flex is Kings is a riveting and awe-inspiring look inside the world of Brooklyn street dancing known as flexing. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo take audiences along on the emotional journey of several young dancers; dancers who vie...

Flex is Kings

Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess

Director: Bill Gunn
Year: 1973

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity.

Ganja & Hess

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Director: Raoul Peck
Year: 2016

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom Jame...

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

The Keeper

The Keeper

Director: Joe Brewster
Year: 1996

A deft, often chilling look at the unexploded dynamite of guard/prisoner relations, The Keeper is a searing psychological drama stunningly acted by Giancarlo Esposito (Do the Right Thing, Fresh, Malcolm X), African superstar Isaach De Bankole (Nigh...

The Keeper

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

Year: 1970

King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his...

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

Liberty Kid

Liberty Kid

Director: Ilya Chaiken
Year: 2008

LIBERTY KID captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transformed by 9-11. Two young friends struggle to survive after losing their jobs at the Statue of Liberty tourist site due to 9/11. Director Ulya Chaiken...

Liberty Kid

Lost in the Stars

Lost in the Stars

Director: Daniel Mann
Year: 1974

Lost in the Stars transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the Beloved Country, into a tragic and beautiful film musical unlike any you've ever seen. Gilded by Maxwell Anderson's lucid lyrics and Kurt Weill's (The Three...

Lost in the Stars

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Director: ONE9
Year: 2014

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmar...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

The New Public

The New Public

Director: Jyllian Gunther
Year: 2013

In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. Throug...

The New Public

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Director: Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux
Year: 2015

A monumental collection of historically vital films, digitally mastered in HD using archival elements. This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind with no fewer than a dozen...

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

STOP

STOP

Director: Spencer Wolff

STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights, with profound implications for today's criminal justice system.

STOP

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Director: Harry Pollard
Year: 1927

Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was a catalyst for the anti-slavery movement and remains a landmark in American literature. Seen today, the sincerity of director Harry Pollard's handsomely produced 1927...

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Zou Zou

Zou Zou

Director: Marc Allegret
Year: 1934

Co-starring with Jean Gabin, Baker plays a talented Cinderella who takes the place of the lead on opening night of a musical review. With five great musical numbers including "Haiti".

Zou Zou

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