Hibbleton and BAM present: A Black History Month Film Series

February is Black History Month and to celebrate this, the Hibbleton film series will feature one film a week exploring the black experience in America. The series is curated and hosted by local resident Bam. All screenings are on Saturday nights and begin at 8pm. Screenings are free and open to the public. Bam will introduce each film, and a discussion will follow the screening. Here’s the lineup of films:

February 3rd: Bamboozled: We kick off our series with a screening of Spike Lee’s 2000 film “Bamboozled.” In a searing parody of American television, “Bamboozled” takes on racism in American media in a way that seems satirical but is powerful and quite telling of the industry. ‘Bamboozled’ looks at the history of discrimination on film and television and “black face” in America. Starring Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Savion Glover, Mos Def, and more. (2000)

February 10th: Higher Learning: First term freshmen get a crash course in diversity, identity, and sexuality in John Singleton’s bold look at contemporary college life. Starring Omar Epps, Michael Rappaport, Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Tyra Banks, and Jennifer Connelly. (1995)

February 17th: Glory: The heart-stopping true story of the first black regiment to fight for the Union in the American Civil War. Denzel Washington won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his powerful role in this film. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, and more. (1989)

February 24th: The Color Purple: The iconic film directed by Steve Spielberg based on the Pulitzer Prize wining novel by Alice Walker is a cinematic treasure. In Whoopi Goldberg’s debut film, her character Celie searches for fulfillment in a cruel world. Also starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Adolph Caeser, Margaret Avery, and more. (1985)