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Virtual Film Screening // Gather

Gather follows the stories of Native Americans on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on an ambitious project to reclaim ancient foodways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo […]


Virtual Film Screening // Minari

Film screening is sold out Nominated for six Oscars in 2021, Minari is a tender and sweeping story about what roots us. Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving […]


Virtual Film Screening: The Green Book

  In the 1930s, a Black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passages across the United States well into the 1960s. This film explores some of the […]


Virtual Film Screening: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father […]


Film Screening + Reception // For Paradise

At the age of 18, Elizabeth Webb discovered a family history that had gone unspoken for a generation: her paternal grandfather, whom she never met, was African-American. Her father had been passing as white. He had also decided to raise his family as such, giving them no knowledge of their Black ancestry. For Paradise is […]


Film Screening // Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley

In partnership with CREATE Birmingham, join us for a screening of Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley. This feature-length documentary traces the dramatic life of American artist Lonnie Holley, from his impoverished beginnings and educational opportunities to becoming a revered visual artist and musician. Following the screening, we invite […]



Join us for an evening of film and conversation as we pay tribute to the late, great Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth. The BMA is proud to present a screening of the feature length documentary "Shuttlesworth," which delves into the life and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement icon. Following the film, we will be joined […]