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Watch List: Black Power On Screen

Revel in the revolutionary cultural shift of the 1970s, which featured powerful depictions of Black life and experience as told by Black filmmakers. These titles influenced the life and career trajectory of Elvis Mitchell, who chronicles and celebrates the era in Is That Black Enough For You?!?.

Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 PM

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Buck and the Preacher

The iconic duo of Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte team up to take on white bounty hunters in this Black Power revisionist Western.
  • D: Sidney Poitier
  • USA
  • 1972
  • 102 min
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Thursday, February 9, 4:00 PM

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Killer of Sheep

A masterpiece of African American filmmaking and one of the finest debuts in cinema history, Killer of Sheep is a raw and lyrical portrayal of life in Watts, Los Angeles.
  • D: Charles Burnett
  • USA
  • 1978
  • 80 min
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Saturday, February 11, 6:15 PM

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Coffy

Tour-de-force Pam Grier takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim in this Blaxploitation classic.
  • D: Jack Hill
  • USA
  • 1973
  • 91 min
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