Anti-Racist Film Viewing Recommendations

At the Coolidge, we believe in the power of film to generate understanding and empathy. Film can also be a powerful tool to illuminate the horrors of racism, past and present.

As we stand in solidarity with Black Americans and oppressed communities around the world, we offer a list of recommended viewing. This selection is not comprehensive, but we hope it may be a useful place to begin. 

13th (2016, dir. Ava DuVernay)

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Clemency (2019, dir. Chinonye Chukwu)

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Crime + Punishment (2018, dir. Stephen T. Maing)

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Dear White People (2014, dir. Justin Simeon) 

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Do The Right Thing (1989, dir. Spike Lee)

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Get Out (2017, dir. Jordan Peele)

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I Am Not Your Negro (2017, dir. Raoul Peck)

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018, dir. Barry Jenkins)

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Mudbound (2017, dir. Dee Rees)

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This Week

  • The new centuries-spanning sci-fi romance from filmmaker Bertrand Bonello, starring Léa Seydoux and George MacKay. 

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  • The new film from Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) starring Josh O'Connor (God's Own Country).

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    • A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.

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    • The new film from writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), starring Kirsten Dunst.

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    • A special tribute documentary honoring Gene Wilder's life and career.

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    • At 15 she became a bride. At 19 she became a queen. By 20 she was a legend.

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    • Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, from director Wim Wenders. 

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    • With great power comes great responsibility.

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    •  With an iconic funk and soul score by Isaac Hayes.

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    • Denis Villeneuve's sequel to his Oscar winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller.

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    • With an Oscar winning score by Hildur Guðnadóttir!

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    • From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story.

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    • The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin and ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. 

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    • A year in the life of a singular family.

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    • Survival Rule #1: Cardio.

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    • Andrew Scott brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

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    • little darlings

      A screening in celebration of Cinématographe's newly restored Blu-ray release!

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    • She's The Man

      Featuring an introduction by BAGLY Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Viola Dean.

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    • A man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed.

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