Xfinity TV’s Black Film & TV collection curates many of the most celebrated Black films, TV shows, and more into one easy-to-browse collection. From Feb. 10 – 16, Xfinity TV customers can say “Black Film and TV” into the Xfinity Voice Remote or find the collection within Xfinity on Demand to enjoy dozens of free movies, documentaries and TV shows including State of the Culture, Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta, Hitsville: The Making of Motown, Butter and Brown, Good Hair, and A Black Lady Sketch Show. What’s more, a selection of titles will be available on the Xfinity Stream app and portal from programmers like The Africa Channel, AFRO, AspireTV, BET, Brown Sugar, Impact, KweliTV, REVOLT, TV One, and Urban Movie Channel.
All month long and year round, the Black Film & TV collection offers ‘Black History Always On' featuring documentaries, series, and specials that honor and commemorate Black history. Customers can also enjoy Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, a special series with civil rights leaders and community activists, which will be expanded again this year with 10 new interviews.
Not sure what to watch? Xfinity Black Film and TV editor Kaila’s top picks include:
Just Mercy: Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson star in the movie adaptation based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson. A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.
Hidden Figures: The incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations.
Boss: The Black Experience in Business: Tying together the past and the present, Boss: The Black Experience in Business explores the inspiring stories of trailblazing African American entrepreneurs and the significant contributions of contemporary business leaders. Stories featured in the film include those of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher John H. Johnson, Motown CEO Berry Gordy, and business pioneer and philanthropist Reginald F. Lewis, among others.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story, the film stars Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Aïssa Maïga.
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé: This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.