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SHOWING 20 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'AFRICAN AMERICAN DIRECTOR(S)'

ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. |Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Priscilla Anany
  • Country: USA, Ghana
When a young woman gives birth to a deformed and sickly child, she becomes the victim of cruelty and superstition in her Ghanaian community. Discarded by her lover, she is convinced she suffers from a ‘dirty womb,’ and embarks on a journey to heal her son and create a future for them both. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), African American Director(s)

CRONIES

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael J. Larnell
  • Country: USA
In this frisky, funny coming-of-age dramedy from writer-director Michael Larnell and executive producer Spike Lee, two young men struggling with adulthood begin to question their lifelong friendship when a simple errand to buy a birthday gift goes dangerously awry. Balancing influences from Lee to Truffaut, Cronies is nonetheless a contemporary creation all its own: an introspective, in-depth look at our fear of the future, the impact of love, and the true nature of friendship. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Relationships, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

GREENLEAF

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 42 minutes
  • Country: USA
NETWORK: OWN
Premiere

Oprah Winfrey joins fellow executive producers and cast members for the world premiere of OWN’s new original drama series Greenleaf from Lionsgate TV, debuting this June. Featuring Winfrey’s return to acting on television in a recurring role, the series takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the powerful Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch where secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

After the episode: Conversation with executive producer and actress Oprah Winfrey; executive producers Craig Wright and Clement Virgo and actors Merle Dandridge, story editor and writer Erica Anderson , Keith David and Lynn Whitfield. Moderated by film critic, lecturer, and radio host Elvis Mitchell.

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Drama, African American Director(s)

LETTER TO THE FREE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Bradford Young
  • Country: USA
Inspired by some of our greatest musical recordings and performances "behind bars," Letter to the Free brings some of our generation's most talented and gifted jazz musicians to Queens Detention Complex and asks them to fill the hallways with their blessings, their spirited sounds. |Read More
Drama, Music, African American Director(s)

LIFE ANIMATED

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Roger Ross Williams
  • Country: USA
Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams tells the remarkable story of an autistic young man, unable to speak for much of his childhood, who regained his ability to communicate through a life-long commitment to Disney animated movies. Life, Animated is a moving illustration of the power of love and understanding to fix those things in life that appear irreparable. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

1000 CUT JOURNEY

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: USA
In this immersive virtual-reality experience, the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a young child, adolescent, and young adult. 1,000 Cut Journey highlights the social realities of racism, for understanding racism is the essential first step in promoting effective, collective social action and achieving racial justice. |Read More
Female Director(s), African American Director(s), Asian American Director(s)

TERROR

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral
  • Country: USA
A rare, insider’s view of an FBI undercover investigation in progress, (T)ERROR follows a 63-year-old informant in his attempt to befriend a suspected Taliban sympathizer, and build a fraudulent case against him. Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe's startling and timely exposé questions the sacrifices that are being made to prevent terror in the United States. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)

YOYO

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: USA
Caroline can’t stand that she is a virgin...And then the world ends. In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, after a dust storm has wiped out humanity, she meets Francis and is convinced that he’s the man to pop her cherry. YOYO is a heartfelt, dark comedy about finding meaning in life, even when life ceases to exist. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Science Fiction, Female Screenwriter(s), African American Director(s)

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