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That’s Black History Month My Story Begins In Africa shirt. Hey everyone! This afternoon we posted a poster for our upcoming Blaxploitation genre film series, which was programmed with the sole intention of celebrating the independent African American creators who stormed Hollywood on their own terms in the early 1970s. Reflecting the continuing conversation about these films’ place in the culture, however, the series’ intentions — especially introduced separately from the other programming we have planned for Black History Month — were called into question, and we’re happy to respect those voices by reevaluating our approach to the series.
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It was never, and will never be, our intent to offend or disrespect our audience. Thanks, and stay tuned for more on our February schedule! EDIT: To be clear, please don’t feel the need to be aggrieved on our behalf! We don’t want this to be a whole thing. We do still plan to show the films announced today, but they’ll be just one facet of a larger programming push spotlighting black films, and among the feedback we got tonight is that it was a misstep for us to not make that clearer. And we agreed, and February’s lineup will be even more robust as a direct result. So! Like we said, stay tuned!
As you’re dropping the African American action genre cinema for this month, there are many films from that era that you might consider programming instead like Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep” which are more about everyday people. We’re still in conversation with lots of folks who expressed their opinions, and we’ll always be open to that. We just removed the image to avoid anyone else misinterpreting. We stand by our film selections, but inclusiveness is an important part of our mission, and that doesn’t mean anything if we’re not willing to listen and give people’s opinions due respect.