Milwaukee Film's Sixth annual Black History Month celebration will showcase engaging and entertaining film screenings and conversations curated by the Black Lens program throughout February.
Celebrate and honor Black experiences and voices with us. All films will screen at the historic Oriental Theatre!
Milwaukee Film’s 2024 Black History Month series features original artwork produced by Liv Burks.
In 2014, Black Lens was created with a singular focus: to spotlight the incredible work of filmmakers of African descent by bringing their films to the Milwaukee Film Festival. These filmmakers explore the stories, the topics and the histories that are deeply shared throughout the Black diaspora, while inviting diverse audiences to engage. Now celebrating its commemorative tenth year, the program has evolved beyond the Festival, offering year-round film programming at the Oriental Theatre. This extension promises even more unique cinematic experiences, honoring the rich legacy of Black film while championing the contemporary wave of Black filmmakers who are at the forefront of redefining our cinematic presence.