African-American Studies

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.

Brown Bread

Bruk Out

Bruk Out

Year: 2018

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 the vibrant underbelly of Jamaican dance leads the...

Bruk Out

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

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.

The Force

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.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

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...

Kids for Cash

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

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 an...

Legacy of a Dream

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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. 

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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

Personal Problems

Personal Problems

Director: Bill Gunn
Year: 1980

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 directed the underground classic Ganja &...

Personal Problems

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

The Blood is at the Doorstep

The Blood is at the Doorstep

Director: Erik Ljung
Year: 2018

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 investigation unfolds.

The Blood is at the Doorstep

This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

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 soul of America.

This Ain't No Mouse Music

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Director: Bill Siegel
Year: 2013

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 Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in th...

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water

Director: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal
Year: 2008

Trouble the Water

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