The year in film from Black filmmakers: From ‘One Night in Miami’ to ‘Miss Juneteenth’

Though the Golden Globe nominations announced earlier this week would suggest otherwise, it has been a remarkable year in cinema for Black filmmakers. And when I say “year” I’m extending that time frame into this month, when some additional and noteworthy awards contenders are getting a release. The first thing you notice is the variety: From “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (adapted from the August Wilson stage play that takes place during a 1920s blues recording session) to “Da 5 Bloods” (Spike Lee’s mediation on the American war in Vietnam) to “Jingle Jangle” (a Christmas movie centering Black ch…

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