Free to Watch Now: Films by Black Creators

Updated 03/01/21

June 2020

Dear Belcourt community,

The national uprising against racial injustice is a critical moment for all Americans to examine the systems that support some while silencing and oppressing others.
The Belcourt strives to support cinema and storytelling that can act as agents of change, that allows you into spaces and experiences separate and different from your own, that offers new perspectives and connects people from around the globe. We are committed to examining ways we reflect the true and full canon of filmmaking and filmmaker voices as we do the serious internal and external work to create meaningful change in our institution and our community.

Moving forward we are going to lean hard on the profound advice…

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  • 16 Bars
  • The Black Candle
  • Can You Dig This
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Black Mother
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • Dark Girls
  • Freedom Riders
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
  • Moonlight
  • Slavery by Another Name
  • Spies of Mississippi
  • Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
  • Whose Streets?
  • Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
  • Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America
  • The First Rainbow Coalition
  • Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius
  • Freedom Summer
  • The Talk: Race in America
  • We Like It Like That
  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
  • Aaron Loves Angela
  • A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation
  • Back to Natural: A Documentary Film
  • Black and Cuba
  • Black Hollywood
  • Bones
  • Charlie Steel
  • The Children's Republic
  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
  • Deliver Us From Evil
  • Disco Godfather
  • Dolemite
  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
  • Go Down, Death!
  • Good Fences
  • The Great Debaters
  • The Human Tornado
  • The Invisible Vegan
  • Jason's Lyric
  • Mean Johnny Barrows
  • The Messenger
  • Mother of George
  • Nas: Time Is Illmatic
  • Petey Wheatstraw
  • Red Hook Summer
  • Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story
  • Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
  • Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future
  • Thomasine & Bushrod
  • Top of the Heap
  • Who Killed Captain Alex?
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Daydream Therapy
  • Hidden Memories
  • Hour Glass
  • The Kitchen
  • Medea
  • Rain (Nyesha)
  • 69 Pickup
  • Ujamii Uhuru Schule Community Freedom School
  • 13th
  • Black Thoughts
  • Strong Island