African-American Studies

Accepted

T.M. Landry, an unconventional prep school in Louisiana, receives national attention for consis...

Billie

Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent an...

Brown Bread

In the green rolling wine country north of San Francisco, an unusual group gathers. They will spend ...

Bushman

In 1968, Peace Corps veteran David Schickele enlisted his friend Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam to star in a...

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

Kids for Cash

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind a notorious scandal that rocked the nation. In the wake of t...

Flex is Kings

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

Losing Ground

The inimitable Kathleen Collins's second film tells the story of two remarkable people, married and ...

Nationtime

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves (1926&nd...

Legacy of a Dream

Legacy of a Dream is a 24 minute film that uses selected footage from the 180 minute Academy Award n...

Ornette: Made in America

Returning in 1983 to his home in Fort Worth, Texas, documentary footage and dramatic scenes recall l...

Bruk Out

Bruk Out! looks deep inside the raw, energetic world of Jamaican Dancehall culture through the eyes ...

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

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

Personal Problems

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

Alma's Rainbow

Alma’s Rainbow is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about three Black women living in Brooklyn...

Slam

Raymond (Saul Williams) is a young Black performance poet living in Washington, D.C. who is arrested...

Native Son

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

Down a Dark Stairwell

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an innocent, unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell ...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Poet, storyteller, actress, dancer, and passionate activist Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to ...

STOP

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

Sidewalk Stories

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

Story Ave

South Bronx teen Kadir (Asante Blackk) is a gifted visual artist who loses his way following the dea...

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer...

Princess Tam Tam

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

No Maps on My Taps

The golden age of tap dancing spanned the first half of the twentieth century, but by the 1950s, the...

Test Pattern

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle...

The Blood is at the Doorstep

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and kill...

Killer of Sheep: The Charles Burnett Collection

A longstanding director of ingenuity, heart and meticulous detail, Charles Burnett has earned his re...

The Force

Sprawling, immediate, and complex, Peter Nicks’s vérité documentary moves like a...

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of deep American music...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

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

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

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

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition, this beguiling document...

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Mov...

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

This illuminating documentary explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable...

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

No conventional sports documentary, The Trials Of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and of...

Trouble the Water

Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary Feature!Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance...

My Brother's Wedding

In 1983, after many long months of shooting, Charles Burnett sent his rough-cut of My Brother&r...

When the Beat Drops

Drop into the electric and subversive underground dance scene known as bucking. As voguing exploded ...

You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

Lucy Massie Phenix and Veronica Selver's documentary about Southern individuals working for social c...

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

2017 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination ...

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