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African American Films : Staff Picks

The Black Panther



"One of the Best superhero Movies Of the Century".  An Action-Packed Adventure.  

After tragedy forces your Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda;s throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk.  Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

Call No. PN 1997.2 .B53 2018




A Timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles three defining chapters int he life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.  Anchored by extraordinary performances form a tremendous ensemble cast, Moonlight is a profoundly moving portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. 

Call No  PN1997.2 M66 2017b


The Hate U Give

Hidden Figures



Call Number. PN 1997.2 .F46 2017 - DVD
SOME PEOPLE BUILD FENCES TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT - AND OTHER PEOPLE BUILD FENCES TO KEEP PEOPLE IN.  Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.  This film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in 1950s Pittsburgh.  The film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.