Black History Month Film Series: A Celebration of Black Directors
Presented by Caddo Parish Commission and Centenary Film Society
Coordinated in partnership with Shreveport Urban Film Festival
Join us each week in February as we feature work from a different contemporary black director. Stick around after each film for a post-screening discussion on the best in black cinema led by some of our community’s brightest stars.
You’ve got to see it before the Oscars! Barry Jenkins’ sophomore effort is taking him back to the Academy Awards to celebrate his story of young love conquering the world’s obstacles. RFC audiences have fallen in love, and you will too.
Spike Lee is headed to the Academy Awards this month for BlacKkKlansman, but we’re going back to the joint that propelled him into stardom. Do the Right Thing takes place on the hottest day of the year on a Brooklyn street where hate and bigotry smolder and build to a breaking point.
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan have a history together. In fact, Jordan stars in every feature film Coogler has made. Jordan’s turn as Adonis Creed in this Rocky reboot earned them a trip to the Oscars in 2016, and they’ll be back at the Awards this year competing with a little film called Black Panther.
When Ava DuVernay’s Selma debuted in 2014, it garnered such nominations as Golden Globes Best Director (the first for a black female director), Best Picture and Academy Awards Best Picture. Her film chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights through an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.