Film News in Brief: AFI Teams With Universal on Free ‘Black Stories Matter’ Series

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24‘Black Stories Matter’ Series LaunchesThe American Film Institute and Universal Pictures have launched a week-long “Black Stories Matter” series with “BlacKkKlansman,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Loving” and “Straight Outta Compton” available for free through Aug.

30.AFI Movie Club content will feature new interviews with composer Terence Blanchard, director Malcolm D.

Lee, cinematographer and AFI alum Matthew Libatique, actors Ruth Negga and Ron Stallworth and writer Tracy Oliver.

Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, FandangoNOW, Redbox, Verizon and Vudu are offering the films.“For decades, Universal has supported thought-provoking stories and powerful perspectives that have served to enlighten, enrich and entertain,” said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and an AFI trustee.

“Through this partnership with AFI, we are proud to further shine a light on these distinctly important works that continue to so poignantly amplify today’s conversation.”Landmark Theatres Unveils Reopening PlansIndependent film

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