Billie showcases an American legend, capturing her depth and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best. It is an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever... More
Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind a notorious scandal that rocked the nation. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a... More
Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo Country: U.S.
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... More
Decades after her untimely death, Kathleen Collins has been rediscovered as a groundbreaking writer, playwright and independent filmmaker. Losing Ground is the story of a Black professor and her... More
Legacy of a Dream is a 24 minute film that uses selected footage from the 180 minute Academy Award nominated documentary King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis to present a shorter account of... More
Bruk Out! follows six outspoken and unique female dancers from around the globe as they overcome adversity to compete in the world’s biggest Dancehall Queen competition. Their obsession with th... More
Directors: Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux Country: U.S.
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 onl... More
This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and... More
Richard Wright adapts and stars in this film version of his watershed novel about a poor African-American man on trial for murder. Too controversial for Hollywood, Native Son was filmed in Buenos... More
A young artist living in New York City tries to make a living sketching passers-by on the street. He survives on his meager means and has found refuge in an abandoned building. One night, on the... More
An ingenious shepherdess is transformed into a bogus Indian princess of a capricious French aristocrat. This charming Continental comedy follows both the myth of Pygmalion and La Baker's own rise as... More
Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller centers on a Black woman and her white boyfriend as they seek care following a sexual assault,... More
At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, the rise of Black Lives Matter... More
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the... More
In this key masterpiece of the LA Rebellion, written by Charles Burnett and directed by Billy Woodberry, one man's frustrating and futile search for steady works takes a toll on his marriage and his... More
Directors: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon Country: U.S.
Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical... More
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... More
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... More
This illuminating documentary tells the incredible story of Bill Traylor, a former slave who turned to drawing at age 85, creating colorful, strikingly modernist work that eventually led him to be... More
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius... More