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Clockers

A “clocker” is a 24-hour drug dealer, and Strike is the hardest-working one on the stree...

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Crooklyn

Semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their fiv...

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Finding Fela

Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and ...

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Ganja & Hess

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independ...

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones...

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Jungle Fever

African American architect Flipper Purify begins an affair with his working-class Italian American s...

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Flex is Kings

Flex is Kings is a riveting and awe-inspiring look inside the world of Brooklyn street dancing known...

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Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela deta...

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Liberty Kid

LIBERTY KID captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transform...

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Mo' Better Blues

A talented trumpeter has to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend and finds his world ...

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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

A monumental collection of historically vital films, digitally mastered in HD using archival element...

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Personal Problems

This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboratio...

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Native Son

Richard Wright adapts and stars in this film version of his watershed novel about a poor African-Ame...

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STOP

STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights, with pr...

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Sidewalk Stories

A young artist living in New York City tries to make a living sketching passers-by on the street. He...

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Summer of Sam

Spike Lee's take on the “Son of Sam” murders in NYC during the summer of 1977, centering...

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Princess Tam Tam

An ingenious shepherdess is transformed into a bogus Indian princess of a capricious French aristocr...

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The Keeper

A deft, often chilling look at the unexploded dynamite of guard/prisoner relations, The Keeper is a...

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The Inkwell

In 1976, Drew (Larenz Tate) is a teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally se...

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Lost in the Stars

Lost in the Stars transforms Alan Paton's world-famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the Beloved C...

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The Landlord (Special Edition)

When Elgar Enders buys a Park Slope tenement, he fully intends to evict the occupants and transform ...

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The New Public

In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened ...

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NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 ...

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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles ...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was a catalyst for the...

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The Wound

John Trengove’s award-winning film is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South...

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

A hilarious, ultra slick soul cinema comedy that blows the 70s Blaxploitation movies right out of th...

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Zou Zou

Co-starring with Jean Gabin, Baker plays a talented Cinderella who takes the place of the lead on op...

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