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Filmstruck Celebrates The Best of Blaxploitation, LGBTQ and Dads in June

Funk. Soul. Ultra-hip. This month, FilmStruck is highlighting Blaxploitation cinema, a group of films made specifically for African American audiences in the 1970s just as black filmmakers were finally allowed to make Hollywood features. This collection features pivotal Black icons from unforgettable films such as Shaft, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Cleopatra Jones and Super Fly, presented alongside a discussion of the history of the genre with Malcolm Mays, Michael Jai White and Scott Sanders.

Begins streaming June 15. PRIDE MONTH ON FILMSTRUCK:

CLASSICS OF LESBIAN CINEMA

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Activist and entertainer Lea DeLaria examines seven Sapphic films including the first feature film directed by a black lesbian, The Watermelon Woman (1996), and an adaptation of Jane Rule’s novel, Desert Hearts (1985). See a teaser of her video here.

Begins streaming June 22.

CURATED COLLECTIONS STREAMING THIS MONTH ON FILMSTRUCK

FEATURED THIS MONTH ON

·  The Lure

·  It Happened One Night

·  Fugitive

·  A Streetcar Named Desire

·  Easy Rider

·  Million Dollar Mermaid

 

FATHERS & SONS

Celebrate Father’s Day with this selection of films featuring dads around the world, including Bicycle Thieves, Floating Weeds and Kramer vs. Kramer.

Begins streaming June 15.

 

DIRECTOR OF T HE WEEK

DEREK JARMAN

Featuring nine feature films from director and AIDS activist Derek Jarman, including Sebastiane (1976) and Jubillee (1978) as well as a documentary of his life and work narrated by Tilda Swinton: Derek (2008). Alsonso Duralde discusses Jarman’s works here.

Begins streaming June 15.

AFI’s™ 100 GREATEST FILMS

In honor of George Clooney’s recent AFI™ lifetime achievement honor, check out these 10 films from AFI’s™ top 100 list now streaming on FilmStruck:

·  Casablanca

·  Singin’ in the Rain

·  Lawrence of Arabia

·  City Lights

·  Sunset Boulevard

·  Some Like It Hot

·  The Maltese Falcon

·  The Bridge on the River Kwai

·  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

·  Bonnie and Clyde

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