2018 Film Picks for Black History Month

Updated viewing recommendations for Black History Month, based on the past year’s acquisitions.Use the links to request an item or place a hold, and don’t forget to check out previous years’ film selections.

Based on an unfinished James Baldwin’s manuscript and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, this film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders.
Award-winning PBS documentary biography of the eponymous civil rights hero, Congressional leader, and human rights activist.
Fourteen-part documentary, rich with archival footage, about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise
PBS American Masters documentary on the author/activist, featuring exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, and Hillary Clinton, among others.


Feature Films
Academy Award-winning chronicle of the childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood of a young gay man growing up in Miami.
A working-class father tries to raise his family in the 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his own life. Based on the 1987 play by August Wilson.
A young man meets his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods. But before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare.
Three brilliant women at NASA serve as the brains behind a very complicated operation: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the 2016 book of the same name.