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Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: A fascinating, if incomplete, look at the history and future of black film, They Gotta Have Us is essential viewing for film buffs and new fans alike.

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A portrait of how art and activism for black people in film are indivisible from race and cinema.

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Critic Reviews for Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Frederick fashions a collage of Blackness never before seen on either side of the pond.

February 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Functions as an easily digestible introduction to a story that is a long way from fully written yet.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Powerful, sensitive, and fascinating, this docuseries focuses on a serious, important topic, but its talking-head interviews are so lively and fresh that it's a joy to watch instead of ponderous.

March 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This series makes you want to seek out so many great films again - or for the first time.

March 27, 2020 | Full Review…

I'm really glad that this series exists, because ... it tells an important, often unknown history of the movies.

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

This isn't a simple story, but it's a crucial and lively one, made all the more relevant by the current renaissance in black filmmaking.

February 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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