The African American Film Critics Association revealed Thursday that it has partnered with Delta Air Lines to curate a collection of films celebrating Black History Month.
Films in the collection include If Beale Street Could Talk, The five heartbeats, Dream girls, TREE, The best man, School dizziness, Friday, Dear White People, Crooklyn, Wood, Sarafina! and more. The films will be available onboard for Delta customers.
“Inflight films are a great way to discover titles that were previously unknown to me,” says AAFCA President Gil Robertson. “Over the years, I have discovered phenomenal stories that have broadened my perspective on different people and cultures from around the world. I hope Delta passengers enjoy a similar experience through our collection, which provides a showcase for the richness of Black-themed stories.
AAFCA, the world’s largest group of black film critics, said it worked with Delta’s onboard entertainment team and BOLD, Delta’s Black Community Business Resource Group, to select films that encompass a broad range of genres and stories.
“Delta seeks to be a champion of diversity through meaningful onboard entertainment content and to elevate the onboard offering through thoughtful, value-driven selection,” says Catherine McDaniel, senior curator of film content for Delta Studio. “Delta is excited to partner with AAFCA on this special collection to help us shine a light on underrepresented voices during Black History Month and throughout the year.” »
The collection is expected to debut in early February and will be available on Delta flights throughout the month.