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Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

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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 for a chance to make something of themselves by battling it out through this DIY art form.

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The Force

The Force

Director: Peter Nicks
Year: 2017

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 and an explosive scandal.

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2018

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

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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 James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

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Kids for Cash

Kids for Cash

Director: Robert May
Year: 2013

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 charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line.

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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

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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 assassination in Memphis in 1968. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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Legacy of a Dream

Legacy of a Dream

Director: Richard Kaplan

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 Dr. King's non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Director:
Year: 2016

The first documentary about Maya Angelou celebrates her life and reveals new insight into the life of this legendary performer, writer, poet and activist. 

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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 benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.

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