Turner Classic Movies & The African American Film Critics Association Team Up for ‘The Black Experience on Film’

Turner Classic Movies & The African American Film Critics Association Team Up for ‘The Black Experience on Film’

The African American Flim Critics Association (AAFCA) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have joined forces for The Black Experience on Film, an month-long programming initiative that can showcase African-American illustration all through movie historical past.

The collection will probably be hosted by 13 members of the AAFCA from print, on-line and broadcast shops. Throughout every night time of airing, the members will sit in pairs and focus on the Black Experience in 32 movies together with Daughters of the Mud, A Raisin In The Solar and Hollywood Shuffle.

“Our partnership with the AAFCA is essential, and collectively we purpose to inform a contextualized and curated story of The Black Experience on Film,” stated Charles Tabesh, the senior vp of programming and manufacturing at TCM. “For the reason that earliest days of movie, the portrayal of black characters has ranged from stereotypical and one-dimensional to extra nuanced and complicated. With this programming tentpole, we are going to discover this essential a part of movie historical past particularly from an African-American perspective with insightful commentary from a few of the nation’s most distinguished movie critics.”

Gil Robertson, AAFCA president, stated,  “It’s each an honor and a privilege for AAFCA and its members to work with Charles Tabesh and the remainder of the TCM workforce to facilitate such impactful programming.

He continued, “The legacy of African People in cinema usually goes untold, nevertheless it has been an extended and arduous journey. For the reason that earliest beginnings of the artwork kind, African People have had a presence in cinema. That’s the level we hope these 32 movies will drive house. Our intent is that audiences be engaged, entertained and enlightened by the sheer variety and breadth of this substantial arc of movie programming.”

The Black Experience on Film will air each Tuesday and Thursday at eight p.m. EST  in September. For extra details about programming instances and the 13 journalists go to, tcm.com/aafca.


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