Montclair Film today announced the organization’s February 2018 film lineup, which celebrates Black History Month by featuring stories about the African American experience. The month kicks off with the Montclair theatrical premiere of THE FINAL YEAR, Greg Barker’s inside look at the last twelve months of Barack Obama’s Presidency though the lens of his foreign policy team. The month also features Montclair Film’s annual free African-American History Month screening with a free community screenings of LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/ FEELING HEART, a portrait of the playwright and social activist Lorraine Hansberry, which take place on Saturday, February 10th.
Hansberry’s masterpiece A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, will screen the weekend prior at Cinema505. Other films in the program include STORMY WEATHER, Andrew Stone’s all-star 1943 musical starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, and Cab Calloway, co-presented with the Vanguard Theater Company, who will host a post-screening discussion at a designated screening, SOUL POWER, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte’s film documenting the legendary 1974 concert in Kinshasa, Zaire celebrating Muhammad Ali’s bout with George Foreman, and featured James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masekela (among many more), and a free screening of HIDDEN FIGURES, which launches The Price Of Liberty, Montclair Film’s partnership with the Montclair History Center focusing on African-Americans and science, and which will feature a post-screening discussion.