Conscious Cinema

Join in diverse community for a FREE Black-centered social justice summer film series and dialogue.

Thursday, August 31

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power / 5:30PM - 8:00PM / @ Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.

Thursday, September 14

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 / 5:30PM - 8:00PM / Tentatively @ Grey Long Beach, 237 Long Beach Blvd.

Saturday, September 16

The Big Payback / 2:00PM - 4:00PM / @ King Park Long Beach, 1950 Lemon Ave.

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About Conscious Cinema

Conscious Cinema is a free, public Black-centered social justice film series and dialogue initiative in Long Beach. Film screenings, hosted in locations across the city, will promote dialogue with a diverse audience around social justice issues through stories and lessons from the past, connecting them to movement building and community organizing happening today. Through the arts, using film as a tool for inspiration, participants will connect to one another as a community, explore a greater understanding around the issues as they continue to exist today, and be introduced to ways they can take part in local social change opportunities. Each event will close with a discussion about how the film relates to community engagement and current challenges that Long Beach faces in the present day and time. Lead partners include Hannibal Media Group and Long Beach Forward.

While all events are free of cost, donations are welcomed to help cover the expenses for the venue, refreshments, and other initiative expenses.

Who is the Experience For?

Conscious Cinema is intended for a diverse, intergenerational audience, recommended for audiences ages 16 and older, due to mature content (language and violence) recorded during the civil rights movement. Film screening locations are wheelchair accessible.

Thank you to our partners

African American Cultural Center, Long Beach
Arts Council, Long Beach
Beach City Radio
Black Agency
Black Lives Matter, Long Beach
Councilwoman Suely Saro, 6th District, City of Long Beach
Elite Skills Development
Grey Long Beach
Hannibal Media Group
Long Beach Philadelphian
The SIX Long Beach

Partner with Conscious Cinema

To become a supporting partner, please contact Melissa Morgan at or 562-900-8683. We welcome donations to support the film series so that we can provide it free of charge to the community. Donations can be made online here. Partners are needed to help promote the events and bring audiences to the screenings.

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