A Century of African Americans in Film In the Library pt.5

The 21st Century has brought an array of African American stories, storytellers and performances on film. Click on the titles below for location and availability:

Ali (2001)
Monster’s Ball (2001) –Academy Award for Halle Berry
Training Day  (2001)–Academy Award for Denzel Washington
Antwone Fisher (2002)
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Warming by the Devil’s Fire (2003)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Man on Fire (2004)
Crash (2005)–Academy Award for Best Motion Picture

Dreamgirls (2006) –Academy Award for Jennifer Hudson and Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
When the Levees Broke (2006)– 3 Emmy Awards for Direction, Editing & Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
Relative Stranger  (2008)
Passing Strange (2009)
I Am Legend (2007)
For Colored Girls (2010)
The Help (2011) –Academy Award for Octavia Spencer
More Than a Month  (2011)
Undefeated (2011) –Academy Award for Best Documentary
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
12 Years a Slave (2013) –3 Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture, Lupita Nyong’o and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)


Films about African Americans in Film

The Films of Spike Lee (1997)
Small Steps, Big Strides (1998)
It’s Black Entertainment! (2001)
BaadAsssss Cinema: a bold look at 70’s blaxploitation films (2002)
That’s Black Entertainment (2002)

Books about African Americans in Film

African Americans and the Oscar : Seven Decades of Struggle and Achievement (2003)
Black Lenses, Black Voices : African American Film Now (2005)
Black Manhood on the Silent Screen / Gerald R. Butters, Jr (2002)
Spike Lee’s America / David Sterritt  (2013)

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