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News and ViewsFebruary 1, 2024

Spectrum Highlights Black History Month With On Demand Selection of Classic Movies, Modern Hits and Documentaries

On Demand Lineup Includes Free and Pay Titles, Including 'Harriet,' 'Green Book,' 'Moonlight,' 'Selma' and 'Summer Of Soul'

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Spectrum will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with an On Demand collection of movies that includes classic titles, modern hits, award winners, historical dramas and new documentaries. The collection includes movies that are available for rent and to watch for free, depending on customers’ level of Spectrum TV service.

From February 1 through the end of the month, Spectrum TV customers can access free movies On Demand in the Black History Month category. Titles include the historical drama “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King as they lead voting rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965; and “Hidden Figures,” the true story of three African American women who played pivotal roles at NASA during the Space Race, starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe. Movies available for rent from February 1 to February 12 under the Black History Month: Essential Actors category include “Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in a story about race relations in the 1950s; “Harriet,” the 2019 biographical film starring Cynthia Erivo as abolitionist Harriet Tubman; “I’m Charlie Walker,” with Mike Colter as a Black activist fighting an environmental disaster in 1970s San Francisco; the 2016 coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” starring Mahershala Ali; “Precious,” the 2009 drama starring Gabourey Sidibe as a young woman battling poverty and abuse; and “Ray” starring Jamie Foxx as the iconic singer Ray Charles.

Additionally, from February 13 through February 29 under the Black History Month: Award Winners category, movies for rent will include “BlacKkKlansman,” directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington as a Black police officer who successfully infiltrates a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in 1970s Colorado; “Green Book,” with Mahershala Ali as a classical pianist touring the 1960s Deep South; “12 Years a Slave,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery; Halle Berry in the 2001 drama, “Monster’s Ball,” for which she won an Academy Award; “Summer Of Soul,” an Oscar-winning documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival; and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” with Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne as entertainers Ike and Tina Turner.

Spectrum TV customers can access the On Demand portal via their Spectrum Guide. More information is available here