Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Frustrated by money problems, he finds respite in moments of simple beauty: the warmth of a coffee cup… Learn More

Illusions and Your Children Come Back to You

The time is 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor; the place is National Studios, a fictitious Hollywood motion picture studio. Mignon Duprée, a Black woman studio executive who appears to be white and Ester Jeeter, an African American woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star are forced to come to grips… Learn More

Coming to America

A wealthy and pampered African Prince comes to America in search of a bride. His destination, of course, is Queens in New York. Accompanied by his closest companion, the Prince quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and more trouble than most. Keep an eye out for Murphy and Hall in some… Learn More

Rebuild Open House

Join us for a Rebuild Open House across two sites: Dorchester Artist + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) Meet neighbors, artists, creatives and Rebuild Foundation staff Pick up program proposal applications and enjoy light refreshments Beginning at 6pm, participate in a music experience with Yaw Agyeman, “Sunday Service—Work on the Sabbath” Black Cinema House (BCH) Tour the… Learn More

The Long White Cloud

Black Cinema House is proud to present internationally acclaimed American artist and father William Pope.L’s newest film “The Long White Cloud” (2014, High Definition Video, 37 minutes). ‘The Long White Cloud’ was commissioned by Te Tuhi Exhibition Space as a three-part project and was rehearsed, staged, filmed and installed in Auckland, New Zealand in the… Learn More

Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee’s powerful, gritty film set in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant community, reawakened the discussion of race in mainstream American cinema and opened the doors for many future black filmmakers. The movie follows the residents of the neighborhood on the hottest day of the year, as tensions rise around a white-owned pizza parlor, eventually leading to… Learn More