Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema

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The 1990s witnessed a historic number of films made by African-American directors who forever altered what we thought of “black aesthetics” and who created touchstone works that continue to inspire contemporary filmmakers. Bringing together popular hits and unsung gems, this expansive (though by no means exhaustive) program surveys the rich variety of genres—from indie drama to comedy to romance to noir to queer cinema—upon which black filmmakers left their mark, making crucial strides in a fight for representation that continues today.
May 3—22, 2019