February 2021 marked the launch of Amplifying Voices, a new digital space that will recognize and celebrate diverse voices throughout the year. Timed to the start of Black History Month, we’re proud to have the inaugural spotlight in this series as a month-long celebration of the extraordinary Black filmmakers and artists who have helped shape cinema and broader cultural landscape.

As part of our recurring “Community Corner” online series, we asked the Film at Lincoln Center community to share the films from Black directors that deserve a wider audience. Selections include afro-futurism staples such as Sun Ra and  John Coney’s Space is the Place and John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History to lesser-known works from powerhouses like Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Julie Dash, and Med Hondo. Many people also mentioned contemporary works ranging from Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy to Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (now playing in our Virtual Cinema) to Dee Rees’ Pariah to Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Junteeth.  Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation via Instagram and Twitter.

This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation. 

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