The Black Experience On Film: New programme depicts representation of African Americans throughout cinematic history
The event, which begins on 4 September, is scheduled to screen 32 films with represent African Americans on screen.
The African American Film Critics Association and TCM have collaborated for a month long programme titled The Black Experience on Film, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The event is scheduled to screen 32 films which deals with depictions of African Americans throughout cinematic history. It begins on 4 September and airs every Tuesday and Thursday in primetime slots.
The president of AAFCA mentioned that such an opportunity was a matter of honour as it gives an opportunity for "impactful programming". Emphasising the fact that several African American narratives often go unheard, and more dangerously untold, the president mentioned that this historical trend has been a "long and arduous journey."
“Since the earliest beginnings of the art form, African Americans have had a presence in cinema. That is the point we hope these 32 films will drive home. Our intent is that audiences be engaged, entertained and enlightened by the sheer diversity and breadth of this substantial arc of film programming,” he added.
The event will include special episodes like Hollywood Confronts Racism which includes discussions with film critic Shawn Edwards and HipHollywood.com’s Jasmine Simpkins. They explore the narratives of films including 1961’s A Raisin in the Sun and 1984’s A Soldier's Story to talk about the issue.
The complete list of programmes is available here.
"Buckle in, get ready and see ya in cinemas!!" Chris Hemsworth said while sharing the news
Kelly Osbourne opened up about battling drug, alcohol addictions in Jada Pinkett-Smith's Red Table Talk
Indian entertainment industry suffered 24 percent overall decline in revenue in 2020 due to pandemic, report states
As per the study, the media industry is projected to witness a 25 percent increase in revenue in 2021 to reach Rs 1.73 trillion, covering up for the losses suffered in 2020.