Tag: black experience

A Time For Burning

A Time For Burning

Unsparingly honest, A TIME FOR BURNING packs a mighty wallop with its excruciatingly up-close treatment of race issues in a typical white, middle-class church at the pinnacle of the Civil Rights Movement.

A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

The indisputable founding father of “bebop,” Dizzy Gillespie remains one of the most recognizable and popular figures in jazz history. During his heyday in the 1940s, Dizzy was one of the first American jazz musicians […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

This explosive film reopens the case on America’s most “celebrated” death row inmate, fearlessly exposing a broken justice system that has confined Mumia Abu-Jamal to prison for over 25 years. MUMIA ABU-JAMAL: A CASE FOR […]

Family Name

Family Name

What does a name signify, exactly? Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, white filmmaker Macky Alston never questioned why all of the other Alstons at his elementary school were black. Twenty-five years later, Alston decides […]

Colors Straight Up

Colors Straight Up

Vibrantly engrossing and powerful, Academy Award® nominee COLORS STRAIGHT UP offers a wholly inspiring and penetrating look at the lives of inner-city children who are beating the odds through music, acting and dancing. An in-depth […]

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Acclaimed director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z Boys) helms this powerful history of two of America’s deadliest gangs, offering insight into the ongoing tragedy of South Central, as well as hope for its future.

BaadAsssss Cinema

BaadAsssss Cinema

In this groundbreaking documentary from the Independent Film Channel, filmmaker Isaac Julien takes us back to the early 70s and the explosion of blaxploitation films, today one of American cinema’s most beloved cult genres. Featuring […]