‘Moonlight,’ ‘Do The Right Thing’ Among Classic Films Screening at AMC for Juneteenth

‘Moonlight,’ ‘Do The Right Thing’ Among Classic Films Screening at AMC for Juneteenth
AMC Theaters announced on Wednesday that it will screen a series of films from Black directors from June 18-24 at select locations to mark Juneteenth festivities, including Barry Jenkins’ Best Picture Oscar-winning drama “Moonlight.”

The other films that will be featured in the showcase are Spike Lee’s acclaimed Brooklyn dramedy “Do the Right Thing,” Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s “Fences,” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s debut film “Love & Basketball,” Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy threequel “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” David Oyelowo’s directorial debut “The Water Man,” and Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet” starring Cynthia Erivo in an Oscar-nominated performance as Harriet Tubman.

In a statement, AMC CEO Adam Aron thanked the members of an advisory council created by the theater chain last summer to help strengthen its diversity efforts.

“This is a proud and historic moment for AMC, that could not have happened without the influence of
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