What to Watch: Films on Race in America

Warner Brothers earlier last week made the 2019 film “Just Mercy” available to rent free through June on digital streaming services, including AppleTV, FandangoNow, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, the PlayStation Store, Vudu, Microsoft and YouTube.

Movies take us outside ourselves, transport us, open our eyes and minds, and invite us to empathize with others.

Through the medium of film, artists, newsmakers, historians and storytellers have been working to shine a light on race in America for decades.

In the wake of worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd, studios and streaming services are making many of these films free to watch online.

GCFC is pleased to share this information, as a resource for anyone wishing to become better informed about the experiences of black Americans.

Here are a few lists to get you started, and where to stream them.

15 Movies and Documentaries About Race to Start the Conversation, Good Housekeeping, June 11, 2020

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ and other movies about race in America are free to stream right now. Here’s how to watch, Desert News, June 9, 2020

Free movies about race in America to watch and learn from, LA Times, June 5, 2020