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Cut to Black: Celebrating Black Cinema

A celebration of Black talent in cinema, both in front of and behind the camera, the titles in this series bear witness to the incredible wealth of Black artistry, vibrantly present in an eclectic range of works. From acclaimed classics to hidden treasures, social critiques to genre pleasures, these films powerfully articulate the struggles, resilience, and joy experienced by the Black community all around the world. They speak to the lived realities and the significance of representation in the arts. Honoring the inimitable artists who have enriched our screens, this selection of distinctive achievements in film looks to the past, reflects the present, and gestures to the future of cinema.

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Last Updated: February 7, 2022

  • Tomorrow’s Promise
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Two Gods
  • Atlantics
  • Speak Up
  • Lemon
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Dear Babylon
  • Below Dreams
  • And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead
  • Bye Bye Africa
  • Juke: Passages from the Films of Spencer Williams
  • Air Conditioner
  • Wùlu
  • An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
  • Within Our Gates
  • Fire in My Belly
  • In the Name of Christ
  • Claudette's Star
  • Heaven Reaches Down to Earth