A Century of African Americans in Film in the Library pt.4 the 1980’s to the 1990’s

These two decades brought fame to a new a new group of directors including Maya Angelou, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and  Spike Lee as well as a new generation of performers in film including Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard among others.

Fame  (1980)
48 HRS (1982)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (1982)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Brother From Another Planet (1984)
Purple Rain (1984)
The Color Purple (1985)
Cry Freedom (1987)
Bird (1988)
Glory (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The Long Walk Home (1989)

     

Ghost (1990)    –Academy Award for Whoopi Goldberg
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Malcolm X (1992)
Passion Fish (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
What’s Love Got To Do With It? (1993)
The Glass Shield (1994)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Othello (1995)
The Piano Lesson (1995)
To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Amistad (1997)
Down in the Delta (1998)
The Green Mile (1999)
Instinct (1999)
Life (1999)
Selma Lord Selma  (1999)

       

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