Movie lovers, rejoice: The Cineplex Store just got a major bump in titles thanks to a newly minted partnership with The Black Academy.
To celebrate Black History Month, a curated collection of over 100 films that share Black stories and elevate Black history are now available to rent. Working closely with The Black Academy, the collection of feature films and documentaries has been carefully chosen to celebrate Black artists, groundbreaking movements and major historical achievements, and also inspire thoughtful and important conversation.
Excited, we’ve already browsed the new section and can assure you that it is loaded with incredible cinema. Hidden Figures, Harriet, Selma, 42, If Beale Street Could Talk, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, I Am Not Your Negro, and Race are some of the films we can’t wait to watch (or watch again!). But there’s SO MANY amazing films here.
“We are proud to support The Black Academy and to partner with them in the promotion and elevation of these important films during Black History Month,” said Sarah Van Lange, Executive Director of Communications, Community and Social Media, Cineplex. “Our team has long admired the work of Shamier Anderson and Stephan James and see a lot of opportunity to partner down the road to support their mission of breaking down barriers of discrimination and combating systemic racism in Canada through the arts.”
Cineplex will donate $1 from every transaction on the Cineplex Store in February to The Black Academy, which fosters opportunities for young and emerging Black talent in Canada’s entertainment industry.
“We are grateful to Cineplex and movie fans across the country for this contribution to The Black Academy,” said Martha Hagos, Director of Operations, The Black Academy. “Partnerships such this one enable us to fund programming that elevates, educates, and celebrates Black talent in Canada.”
Check out the full collection here and pick something to watch tonight.