The Black Films of 2013



Oscar-worthy or not, the films of 2013 featured a high percentage focused on the African American experience. From the gripping “12 Years a Slave,” to the biopic “42,” these movies tell stories of race relations in this country. This hour we’ll discuss whether films like these advance a dialog, and how audience response relates to a film’s message.


  • Dr. Horace Newsum, Chair, Department of African American and African Studies at OSU
  • Gil Robertson, President, African American Film Critics Association

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