Black Film Celebrated
The American Film Institute and Universal Pictures have chosen to feature a “Black Stories Matter” event. The event will take place during the week-long American Film Institute club event. The American Film Institute has collaborated with universal to present this week.
The two have also collaborated to honor Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing”. They will also be highlighting other import black cinematography such as F.Gary Gary’s Straight Outta Compton, Jordan Peele’s Get out, Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip, Jeff Nichols Loving, and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.
Along with watching the film, the week will consist of in-depth interviews with the actors, directors, and screenwriters that played an important part in the film. Starting August 24-August 30th all these films will be shown for free on the following service providers; Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, FandangoNOW, Redbox, Verizon, and Vadu.
The American Film Institute president, Bob Gazzale had this to say about the week’s tribute. “The mission of the American Film Institute and the movie club has always been to educate and inspire audiences to drive culture forward.”
African American movie directors have always had a unique and talented way of capturing the black experience. It isn’t necessarily easy to create black content in the movie industry. Also of times, production studios push black creators to create disturbing and harmful images of black people as a means to make movies. These directors went against the grain to create legendary content that will forever impact their culture.