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Celebrate Black History Month Watching These Films

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Every year in February is Black History Month, celebrating the important people and events of African Americans. Well the leading black actors are part of these films that everyone should go watch this February, whether it’s serious or funny for the viewers.


I Am Not Your Negro


Synopsis: In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Fist Fight


Synopsis: On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.


Get Out


Synopsis: Get Out follows Chris, a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) who has reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams). She invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) and becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.




Cast: Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle, 24), Brian White (Scandal, Chicago Fire, Stomp the Yard), Gary Dourdan (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Jumping the Broom), Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane, Moneyball, Battleship), Pooch Hall (The Game, Ray Donovan), Chrystee Pharris (Passions, Scrubs), Blue Kimble (Fast Five, Devious Maids), Finesse Mitchell (Roadies, SNL, Brothers in Atlanta), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns, For the Love of Ruth), Jimmy Gonzales (Taken 3, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Stelio Savante (The Making of the Mob: New York, Ugly Betty), Jillian Reeves de Ortiz (Let’s Talk, The 12th Night), Jasmine Kaur and Dane Kirby (Returned)


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