A Cinematic Celebration Black History Month

The SVA Library is celebrating Black History Month with a curated selection of films, including art, dance, docs, & features. Highlights include:

spike_lee_redhook_summer_2_page-bg_15384_800_500_81_sRed Hook Summer, Spike Lee, 2012

Another chapter in Lee’s continuing chronicle of various Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook Summer was criminally under-seen upon release but stands as one of Lee’s more engaging recent releases.

still1The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975Goeran Olsson, 2011

Olsson’s powerful and captivating documentary compiles original 16mm found footage with archival interviews. Hear directly from many important civil rights activists, including Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, & Angela Davis.

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Tupac: Resurrection, Lauren Lazin, 2003

Tupac Shakur narrates his own life story in a documentary that features music videos, home movies, and archival interviews. Get deep into Tupac’s mind as he details his love of poetry & hip-hop, as well as his turbulent legal issues. Produced in association with Tupac’s mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur.

Find these films and more on the DVD display case near the circulation desk.

 

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