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Maria Full Of Grace

Catalina Sandrino Moreno was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a Colombian teenager who, for a large paycheck, agrees to be a mule for drug-runners: she has to swallow dozens of thumb-sized capsules of heroin and smuggle them into New York. Her empathetic face carries us along on Maria's journey, and humanizes a problem that is too easily relegated to a headline. Don't miss the supporting role played by DV Republic's own Monique Curnen!

 
Battle of Algiers

Director Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 movie The Battle of Algiers concerns the violent struggle in the late 1950s for Algerian independence from France, where the film was banned on its release for fear of creating civil disturbances.

 
One False Move

This crime drama starts out in what looks like South Central L.A and ends up in rural Arkansas. Directed by Carl Franklin from a script by Billy Bob Thornton, and starring Thornton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, and Michael Beach, it begins with bloody bodies on the floor and ends with bloody bodies on the ground. Ostensibly a genre picture, this film becomes a profound mediation on race relations in the American heartland.


 
Chaos

CHAOS is a rousing and daring tale combining aspects of pulse-pounding melodrama with battle-of-the-sexes humorous commentary.


 
Birth Of A Nation

When the all-black population of East St. Louis, Ill., is disenfranchised en masse in electoral shenanigans that result in a George W. Bush–like Texan governor being elected president, the impoverished city decides to secede from the U.S., renaming itself "Blackland". Who would come up with such a hilarious premise: Filmmaker and E.St. Louis native, Reginald Hudlin and "Boondocks" creater, Aaron McGruder, with visualization by "Why I Hate Saturn" cartoonist, Kyle Baker. Read this one wearing a seat belt.


 
Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong explains the history behind the history and reveals the truth about what happened in America.

 
Why We Make Movies

George Alexander's definitive work on contemporary black filmmakers provides the perfect introduction for those who want to understand this artistic and political movement

 
Post Soul Nation

Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.


 
Nelson George is a superb reporter, and hindsight allows him to focus only on the stories that interest us today, though he uncovers many a half-forgotten cause celebre. His critical judgments provoke admiration and further thought.