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28 Films for Black History Month, compiled by the New York Times in 2018.

28 Days, 28 Films

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February 16th, 2018 saw the release of Black Panther, the first Marvel superhero movie with a black director, Ryan Coogler. One month later, Selma director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time became the first live-action, $100 million budget film directed by a woman of color. At the 90th Academy Awards, Jordan Peele, became the fifth African-American to receive a Best Director nomination and won the Best Original Screenplay for Get Out.  One year prior to this Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In observance of Black History Month, in 2018, top New York Times film critics complied a list of films that highlight the overall history of Black Americans in cinema. While looking to the future, 28 Days, 28 Films celebrates the journey so far.  Explore these celebrated films, available via the Film & Video Collection, below.

28 Films to explore during Black History Month