FilmGordon Radio | The New Black Film Canon (Episode 528)

by Tim Gordon

This week on the BIG show, our panel will discuss the release of Slate Magazine and NPR’s list of the 75 best films from Black directors, called The New Black Film Canon.

The list features films over the past century highlighting work from luminaries such as Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, Ousime Sembene, Spike Lee, Melvin Van Peebles, Julie Dash, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and a host of others.

Plus, Chris Rock is poised to make history this weekend with his new comedy special, Outrage. Over the next hour, we’ll talk about which films SHOULD have made the list and does this new list truly encompass the entirety of the true Black experience in film.

We’ll have all of that and more on Episode 528 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon

Check out the episode, below: