From Oscar nominees to independent horror cult classics, The Film Detective is dedicating the month of February to Black History Month
The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive that restores and distributes classic films for today’s cord-cutters and is now wholly-owned by Cinedigm is dedicating February to pioneering filmmakers and performers from the black community in honor of Black History Month.
Featuring a different movie every night on The Film Detective live channel and an extensive collection on The Film Detective app, audiences will enjoy early classics from Oscar Micheaux, including Within Our Gates (1920), Lying Lips (1939), and a TFD original documentary about Micheaux’s influence on cinema history. Recently passing at age 96, iconic actress Cicely Tyson will also be honored with her Academy Award-nominated performance in Sounder (1972).
Famous musicians will receive a prominent place in the Black History Month celebration, with a spotlight on groundbreaking performers like Duke Ellington in Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue (1955), Lena Horne in The Duke is Tops (1938), and Louis Armstrong in The Edsel Show (1957). From Pre-Code dramas like The Emperor Jones (1933) to independent horror classics like Night of the Living Dead (1968), film fans will enjoy titles from a vast range of genres throughout the month.
New arrivals coming to The Film Detective will include episodes from Father Knows Best (1954-1960) and The Many Love of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963). Favorite roasts from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) will also be available, taking on cult classics like The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958) and Teenagers from Outer Space (1959). Joining the weekday television line-up on TFD’s 24/7 western channel The Lone Star Channel will be Hawkeye (1994-1995), starring Lee Horsley and Wonder Woman (1975-1979) star Lynda Carter.
Multiple marathons will augment The Film Detective’s February line-up. Nigel Bruce will be celebrated on the anniversary of his birthday with a mini-marathon of Sherlock Holmes films. Bruce stars as Dr. Watson to Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in mystery classics including The Secret Weapon (1942) and The Woman in Green (1945), starting on February 4 at 6 PM ET.
Love is in the air and on The Film Detective this February, with a weekend of classic romance movies in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and more Golden Age favorites will star in films that have had audiences swooning since they premiered over fifty years ago. The Valentine’s Day marathon will begin at 12AM ET on February 13 and continue through 11:59 PM ET on February 14.
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