Film

 

"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

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

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

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

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.”

Facing Fear: Stories of Women on the Frontlines

In Facing Fear: Stories of Women on the Frontlines, women of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame tell stories of their lives on the frontlines of civil rights.  Produced and directed by Joanna Hay. Executive Producer: Lisa Higgins-Hord, University of Kentucky Office of Community Engagement. Oral History Project Producer: Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky Libraries, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. Narrator: Betty Baye. Interviewers: Betty Baye and Nieta Wigginton. The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame is a program of  the Kentucky Commission on  Human Rights.

American Son

Based on the Broadway play of the same name, American Son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to put the pieces together in a South Florida police station. 

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