Give creator/genius/writer/star #MichaelaCoel all the awards. Brilliant in the extreme in every way & a singular human being I adore. Taking truth to new, utterly original heights in her soaring @hbo @bbc show. #IMayDestroyYou ♥️♥️????♥️♥️
Repost @criterioncollection Black Lives Matter, and art has a role to play in centering and celebrating the experiences of black people. On the Criterion Channel, we’ve removed the subscription paywall from these films that focus on the dreams, struggles, desires, and art of black characters and real-life subjects. From rediscovered gems by mavericks of early African American cinema like Oscar Micheaux and Spencer Williams, to independent-film landmarks by Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, to documentary portraits of black artists by white filmmakers Les Blank and Shirley Clarke, to innovative contemporary work by Khalik Allah, these films offer an invitation to reflect on the resilience and creativity of black individuals and communities in the United States and beyond.
Spike Lee’s #Da5Bloods on @netflix ????♥️ Repost @officialspikelee Today Let’s Honor Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Malcolm X, Tommie Smith,John Carlos, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis And Bobby Seale From DA 5 BLOODS.
Repost @lecinemaclub "By the time that I graduated from high school in 1945 I had decided to become a filmmaker. My films would be about real people in real time in the struggle for equality. The purpose of the films would not only be to change the image of Black people, but my hope was that my films would both educate and activate Black people to stay in the struggle. It was almost an impossible dream, but I have been blessed to have made a small contribution." MADELINE ANDERSON
The first African American woman to direct a documentary, Madeline Anderson was a courageous and compassionate trailblazer, and a close collaborator with other pioneers like Richard Leacock, Shirley Clarke and William Greaves. Watch her debut short INTEGRATION REPORT 1, a vital survey of the civil rights movement in 1960 – showing until Thursday evening on lecinemaclub.com.