It’s the first day of Black History Month and after a banner year for Black entertainment in 2016, it looks like 2017 is also shaping up to be a wonderful year for Black film and television. From Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro to Fist Fight here are four upcoming films to watch this month in honor or Black History month.
I Am Not Your Negro (Release Date: February 3)
In his spellbinding film, I Am Not Your Negro, Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck examines the story that James Baldwin never finished writing. Remember This House was to be a sweeping narrative exploring the lives, journeys, and deaths of three pivotal men in our history; Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. An intricate and fascinating narrative this film gives us a view of both Baldwin and Peck’s journeys as Black men in America, encountering racism and violence. Watch the trailer here.
Fist Fight (Release Date: February 17)
Get Out (Release Date: February 24)
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young Black photographer heads out with his girlfriend (Allison Williams) to visit her parents upstate for the weekend. However, he soon discovers that there is a much more sinister reason behind the invitation. Jordan Peele's psychologically disturbing but masterfully done horror comedy provides the poignant and relevant commentary that we need on race and racism in these particularly tumultuous times. Watch the trailer here.
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Media (Release Date: February 25)
TV One's highly anticipated original film Media is a riveting story of a wealthy family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry. Passion, intrigue, and murder become a lethal recipe for powerful matriarch Jackie Jones and her children. Brian White, Stephen Bishop and Pooch Hall star! Check out the trailer here.