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The Changin' Times of Ike White (2019)
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Clockers

From Spike Lee, the legendary director of Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, ...

Crooklyn

From Spike Lee, the legendary director of Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, Clo...

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Fela Kuti is to African music what Bob Marley is to reggae: its prophet. All contemporary forms of b...

Finding Fela

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political impo...

Flex is Kings

Flex Is Kings takes place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, where high crime rates and ...

Ganja & Hess

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

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

Jungle Fever

From Spike Lee, the legendary director of Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, Sum...

The Keeper

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

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, KING: A FILMED RECORD...MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS is a mo...

Liberty Kid

Ilya Chaiken's "tender, wise, and deceptively low key" (New York Times) film Liberty Kid captures wi...

Lost in the Stars

The American Film Theatre's Lost in the Stars transforms Alan Paton's world-famous novel of racial o...

Mo' Better Blues

From Spike Lee, the legendary director of Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers and ...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, Nas: Time is Illmatic t...

Native Son

One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's Native Son (first published in 194...

The New Public

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

Personal Problems

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

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only on...

Princess Tam Tam

Buoyed by the success of the French musical Zou Zou a year earlier, the same team created in Princes...

Sidewalk Stories

A young artist living in New York, on the fringes of the financial district and its rushing crowds, ...

STOP

The feature length documentary STOP follows three years in the life of David Ourlicht, one of the fo...

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Conceived as a super production on the scale of Foolish Wives and The Phantom of the Opera, this 192...

The Wound

Shortlisted for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film! Brimming with sex and violen...

Zou Zou

Zou Zou was conceived as a vehicle for Josephine Baker, then among Europe's most popular entertainer...