"PSPL" refers to films available for checkout from the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
"Kanopy" refers to the film streaming service available through the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
Get Out is a 2017 American satarical horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. It stars Daniel Kaluuya as a young black man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend. Get Out was nominated for four Academy Awards and won for Best Original Screenplay
I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America Filmmaker Raol Peck explores the continued peril American faces from institutional racism in this Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the unfinished book, Remember This House, by James Baldwin. (Kanopy, PSPL DVD Nonfiction 323.1196 IAM)
Malcolm X , a biographical movie, directed by Spike Lee, stars Denzel Washington as Malcolm X. The 1992 film was acclaimed through twenty-four award nominations and eighteen wins from a wide variety of film organizations. (PSPL, DVD)
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is a documentary about Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose work explored black identity in American and in particular the experience of black women, who lived from 1931 – 2019. This documentary, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders was completed with her cooperation. Greenfield-Sanders reports, “I showed Toni the completed film and she said, ‘I like her’(laughs). At film festivals, audiences have come away feeling a connection to Toni and tremendous admiration for her and her life.”
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