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Note: Some of these films may be controversial, in addition to being provocative, including some that the creators now regret (e.g. see Viola Davis’ comments about The Help). We urge you to view them and reflect with a critical eye.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
A film based on the eponymous 1853 memoir by Solomon Northrup.
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
A film that explores racial tensions and race relations at a dinner party intended for a rich white crowd, and the lone Chicana invitee.
A film that explores interracial relationships, challenges, misunderstandings, and micro, mezzo and macro-aggressions in the diverse city of Los Angeles
Dear White People (2013)
A film that exposes micro-aggressions and race relations on a college campus).
Hidden Figures (2016)
The little known story of the major role that three black female mathematicians played in prominent NASA project
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Director Spike Lee conducts a social autopsy exploring the role of race and class in the in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Whose Streets? (2017)
A documentary that captures the racial climate, anger, fear and frustration, in the wake of the murder of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri
A drama starring Denzel Washington, based on the award-winning 1985 play by August Wilson.
Just Mercy (2019)
Based on the 2014 autobiographical memoir, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
A romantic drama based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, published in 1974.
Based on the real life 1923 Rosewood, Florida massacre where a white mob attacked and killed Rosewood’s Black residents and destroyed their town after a white woman falsely accused a Black man of rape. Directed by John Singleton
Good Hair (2009)
A comedic documentary by Chris Rock,
This Crown Is Mine (2021)
Two Strikes Theater A short film (live theatre blocked by Covid) of twelve Black women artists sharing their take on their hair.