Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968 – 1986

There is a new screening series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from today until February 19th titled Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968–1986 that highlights and celebrates film debuts from independent black filmmakers in the City.

This survey is comprised of key films produced between 1968 and 1986, when Spike Lee’s first feature, the independently produced She’s Gotta Have It, was released theatrically—and followed by a new era of studio filmmaking by black directors. Representing highlights of New York–based independents, activists all—producing these films in a time when minority film production was not supported and frequently suppressed—this program is full of major works by some of the great filmmakers of this (or any) era in American film history.

For more info about tickets, screening times and the films featured, visit the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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