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 the broader cultural landscape.
As part of our recurring “Community Corner” online series, we asked the Film at Lincoln Center community to share their favorite Black love stories depicted in cinema. From narrative features like Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki to documentaries like Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied and Garrett Bradley’s Time, the FLC community highlighted many powerful love stories just in time for Valentine’s Day. 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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Hubby and I LOVED 'If Beale Street Could Talk'.
— Nandi ♍🧘🏾♀️ (@ripleyzzz) February 12, 2021
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1997)
— Kabuki Circus (@LeicaLexus) February 12, 2021
Ganja & Hess for the win!
— Leila Latif (@Leila_Latif) February 12, 2021
It's gonna be Premature for me 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/1PzJ3OQuZ8
— Nicole Bermeo (@nicksb24b) February 12, 2021
Beyond The Lights…Noni's struggle with depression and suicide, is deeply relatable for me. pic.twitter.com/UPPyTAuK9C
— MoonGhost (@CallistosGhost) February 12, 2021
— middleKidrant (@middleKidrant) February 12, 2021
— Whitlock & Pope (@WhitlockAndPope) February 12, 2021
— ✊🏿🏳️🌈Sekiya Dorsett 🇧🇸🎞 (@sekiyad) February 12, 2021
“For the Love of Ivy “
— 🇬🇾🗽Sydette Dread Gorgon 🇬🇾 🗽 (@Blackamazon) February 12, 2021