I wrote this for @Uncanny_Pop last week. I’ll also reblog part 2 in a bit.
In honor of Black History Month and Valentines Day, here’s a list of 28 black films all about love. The films are in order by the year that they were released.
1. Paris Blues (1961)
Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them.
2. Nothing But A Man (1964)
African-American rail worker Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon) has left his 4-year old son with a nanny, and now drifts through life with little ambition. Duff’s outlook on life changes when he meets schoolteacher Josie Dawson (Abbey Lincoln)…
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