I made a list of some under the radar Black films. Now some may not be under the radar for Black folks but there is something on this list for everyone to discover I hope.— Valerie Complex (@ValerieComplex) February 3, 2021
Thx to @joelmeares for editing! https://t.co/VnHKr38dZY
We're about halfway through Black History Month. If you're interested in Black films to watch during what's left of it, or if you just need something to watch this weekend, here's a handy dandy list of underrated movies to check out.
|Daughters of the Dust (1991)
dir. Julie Dash
A languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Set in 1902.
|The Fits (2016)
dir. Anna Rose Holmer
While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.
|Cabin in the Sky (1943)
dir. Vincente Minnelli
Compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies in a drunken fight and awakens in Purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens remembering nothing and struggles to do right by his devout wife, Petunia, while an angel known as the General and the devil's son, Lucifer Jr., fight for his soul.
|Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
dir. Leslie Harris
Chantel Mitchell dreams of medical school, a family, and an escape from generational poverty and the street-corner life. But personal and sexual challenges confront Chantel on her way to fulfilling her dreams.
|Class Act (1992)
dir. Randall Miller
A genius valedictorian and a juvenile delinquent have their school records switched and begin to be treated like the other. Seeing the mutual benefits, the two agree to keep up the ruse.