Keyword: African-American

Chocolate City (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/06/2014
Django Unchained

Django Unchained (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though...
Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
In the early 1960s, many blacks in Dallas County, Alabama attempted to register to vote, defying intimidation, economic retaliation, arrests, firings, and beatings. Desperate to find a way to force the United States Government to enforce voting rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. staged protest marches in Selma, Alabama -- in violation of unjust court injunctions -- hoping to provoke a...
Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents (1995)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/03/1995
Anthony Curtis is a bright 18-year-old from the Bronx who, in 1968, is stepping into manhood. Choosing not to immediately enroll in college, Anthony decides to leave his mentor Kirby, girlfriend Juanita Benson and her sister Delilah, to enlist in the Marine Corps. His buddy Skip and friend Jose soon join him. It is 1972 when Anthony returns to his neighborhood, only to discover that he is not...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Big Words

Big Words (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 07/18/2013
Brooklyn, 2008. On the night of Barack Obama's history-making presidential election, three friends, once members of a promising hip-hop group and now in their late 30s, struggle with regret, disappointment and change.

Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 59 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Three successful black siblings from Harlem discover their heritage, while searching for clues about their long-lost grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Their emotional journey spans from Toronto to Jamaica to China, reuniting them with hundreds of Chinese relatives they never imagined existed.
Dir: Jeanette Kong
With: N/A
New Black

The New Black (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 02/11/2014
When legislation preventing same sex marriage in United States passed in 2008, many pundits pointed their fingers towards the African American community's presumed homophobia. Questions surrounding the history and the validity of these assumptions are examined and the complicated and combative intersections of the African American and LBGT civil rights movements are traced.
Dir: Yoruba Richen
With: N/A
Next Day

The Next Day (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Will and Desire' meet at a bar and have a one night stand. The next morning, after a misunderstanding about the circumstances under which they met, they decide to go on a real date. After the date they go their separate ways. But Desire' is brought back into Will's life after not only finding she's pregnant but also witnessing a murder by Will's cousin Ike. Will tells Ike to do what is necessary...
Step Off

Step Off (2009)

Rated: None Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/29/2009
Set in Atlanta's hip-hop underground scene, Rippa, a struggling music producer working on his latest tracks for a regional beat battle, loses everything after a robbery. While lying low, he is forced to get back to the music and prove he has real talent. With the help of his friends, he'll devise a mix to bring down the house and get him closer to being the beat battle champion.
Band Called Death

A Band Called Death (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in 1971 by three teenage brothers in Detroit, Michigan, the African-American group is widely acknowledged as being one of the first punk bands. After years of struggling with canceled contracts, increasing debts, inner family tragedy and a controversial name that barred them from future success, Death sold off their...
Dir: Mark Covino
With: N/A

Soul Food Junkies (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 63 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
The history of soul food from its beginnings in Africa to the streets of America are chronicled, and the food's contribution to health problems in the African American community is examined as well. An intriguing look at a cuisine with a culture all its own.
Dir: Byron Hurt
With: N/A

Dreams Are Colder than Death (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Fifty years have passed since the fabled March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King presented his dream. Now, the hopes and utopian desires of that dream have faded, leaving behind stains of diminished expectations and ancient, undying terrors. Here we grapple with the question: What does it mean to be Black in America in the 21st century?
Dir: Arthur Jafa
With: N/A
Dear White People

Dear White People (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show "Dear White People" to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing...
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades is recounted. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/07/2002
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the...

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Dir: Stanley Nelson
With: N/A

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. Here, we observe never-before-heard recordings and rare footage, culminating in an astonishing portrait of one of our least understood, most beloved artists.
Dir: Liz Garbus
With: N/A
American Milkshake

American Milkshake (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Chosen by the man himself, the Kevin Smith Movie Club presents American Milkshake. In mid-90's America, bookish high-school student Jolie knows the only way to get in with the gangsta crowd is to make the varsity basketball team. He wants an edge like Henrietta -- his secret girlfriend who is pregnant with another man's baby - while still being popular with the cheerleaders. Making the team not...
Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
Harper, Lance, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Mia, Murch, Candy and Shelby reunite for the first time in years. When the college friends get together, they soon discover how easy it is to reignite long-forgotten rivalries and romances, all the while new discoveries are made and secrets are revealed.
Leave It On The Floor

Leave It On The Floor (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
A journey into the world of voguing. In downtown Los Angeles, hunky and homeless Brad falls in with the members of the House of Eminence, ruled by aging diva Queef Latina. She keeps a loving watchful eye over her family of misfits. When two of her crew fall for Brad, the Queef is royally unamused.
Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans (2000)

Rated: PG Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 09/28/2000
Based on the true story of the explosive events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 when African-American football coach Herman Boone was hired to guide an integrated but racially polarized high school team--the T.C. Williams Titans. Angry, stubborn and a rigid taskmaster, Boone faces a cool reception from the team's players as well as an awkward relationship with assistant coach Bill...
Blue Caprice

Blue Caprice (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 09/12/2013
An abandoned boy is lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by true events, this film investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 199 minutes Release date: 11/17/1992
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.