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Community Curated: Movies About Activism

Community Curated List

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18, we asked you for the best films about fighting for a cause. From documentaries (She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry) to films based on a true story (Selma), or not so much (Sorry to Bother You), BMFI patrons share their recommendations. See the full list of favorites, chosen by you.

One of this week’s recommendations, Do the Right Thing, was our Film Studies Online discussion pick this Monday. If you missed the conversation, you can watch the recording (and introduction) here. If you’re looking for a new release documenting an urgent fight for justice, head over to Theater 5 and check out Belly of the Beast.