Celebrating Black Life in Films

Celebrating Black Life in Films

Join us in honor of Black History Month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as we screen films that celebrate Celebrating Black Life in Films. Love, justice, community, forgiveness—these films let the audience delve into incredible African American stories. Featuring the cult classic Love and Basketball written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Academy Award winning Moonlight written and directed by Barry Jenkins, Just Mercy based on a New York Times Bestselling book by the brilliant lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, and the heartbreaking and emotional rollercoaster, Waves, starring Sterling K. Brown.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Love & Basketball Poster

Love & Basketball

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players.

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Warner Bros. Theater
Moonlight Poster

Moonlight

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

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Warner Bros. Theater

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Just Mercy Poster

Just Mercy

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation.

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Warner Bros. Theater
Waves Poster

Waves

The epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss.

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Warner Bros. Theater