Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement
From the civil rights movement emerged a new kind of Black theater: one where leading artists hoped to use art to awaken pride in Black culture and use art as a means to develop Black consciousness. This documentary chronicles that hope with the day’s leading voices and snippets of their ongoing work. Loraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones, Ntozake Shange, and more are featured.
Director: Woodie King Jr.