Black Music Films | Criterion Channel

Happy Black Music Month!

Here are films about Black musicians and feature Black music, now streaming on the Criterion Channel.

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  • When I Get Home
  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • Ornette: Made in America
  • St. Louis Blues
  • A Well Spent Life
  • Babylon
  • Trances
  • Space Is the Place
  • Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Hot Pepper
  • Anthem
  • Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues
  • Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky
  • I Snuck Off the Slave Ship
  • Say Amen, Somebody
  • About Tap
  • No Maps on My Taps
  • Zombies
  • You and I and You
  • Shake! Otis at Monterey
  • Praise House
  • Moments Without Proper Names
  • Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho
  • Black and Tan
  • Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life
  • A Bundle of Blues
  • A Rhapsody in Black and Blue
  • Four Women