In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has compiled a list of streaming films and television series across different platforms for both adults and children to enjoy while taking precaution from public exposure. The initiative comes during a time of general isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak. The list of recommended titles include Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Netflix’s “Ozark,” Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Disney+’s “Frozen 2.”
While March is Women’s History Month, the AAFCA is also offering up a listen to its Women’s Edition of the AAFCA Podcast, where guest appearances include talks with “Harriet” producer Debra Martin Chase, “Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am” composer Kathryn Bostic, “Black Panther” production designer/Oscar winner Hannah Beachler, “Captain Marvel”/“Black Panther” hair department head Camille Friend and “When They See Us”/“Love and Basketball” editor Terilyn A. Shropshire.
From the AAFCA press release:
“These titles are a combination of series, documentaries and feature films, classic and contemporary, that cover the landscape of entertainment content. Our goal is to hopefully help lower the stress threshold and we are committed to recommending titles every week for as long as the crisis persists,” said AAFCA CEO Gil Robertson.
“During this critical time, AAFCA happily invites everyone to join us in celebrating Women’s History Month by listening to the AAFCA Podcast as we spotlight the phenomenal women creatives who are making Hollywood a much better place,” said Robertson. “It is our hope that their stories will encourage and inspire the many other women creatives out there to tap into their power and continue pursuing their dreams, as well as give all others an appreciation for their contributions.”
The AAFCA was established in 2003 and continues to elevate the words and work of Black entertainment industry professionals, journalists and filmmakers. You find out more about the association at their website and access the archive of the AAFCA Podcast. Check out their recommendations below and happy streaming!