To show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and hopefully increase awareness, the Criterion Channel is making certain films on their streaming service completely free to non-subscribers.
The films all either focus on black lives or were made by black filmmakers.
A glimpse at what’s available includes the “Pioneers of African American Cinema” collection with “Body and Soul,” “The Scar of Shame,” and “The Exile,” a collection of Khalik Allah films, “Daughters of the Dust,” Maya Angelou’s “Down in the Delta,” “Portrait of Jason” by Shirley Clarke, “Black Panthers” by Agnès Varda’s and a lot more.
All available films can be found on the Criterion Channel’s homepage.
In addition to offering the free films, Criterion donated $25,000 with plans to donate $5,000 a month to support organizations fighting racism across America.
Criterion Channel was formerly a part of Hulu but they broke off back in 2016 to make their own service. The channel carries a price of $9.99 a month of $89.99 a year.