Sunday, February 25, 2007

ON TV: Reel To Real - Malcolm X

Today's Academy Awards Sunday. It's also the tail end of Black History Month. What better way to start the day (besides going to church), than by watching movies about black history?

The History Channel hit the spot this morning with a 240-minute documentary, Reel To Real - Malcolm X. The movie's characters, cast and crew comprise a veritable constellation of role models spanning six decades.

As the History Channel describes, the movie is an:
Epic biography of America's fiery civil-rights leader, who is superbly played by Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington, from his early days as a zoot-suited hustler known as "Detroit Red" to his spiritual maturity after his pilgrimage to Mecca, as a Black Muslim by the name of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Directed by Spike Lee the film also stars Angela Bassett, Albert Hall and Delroy Lindo. (1992)
- Movie: Reel to Real - Malcom X. (1992). The History Channel website. Retrieved 13:40, February 25, 2007, from
Some other prominent figures featured in the film are Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela and Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.

Search the History Channel Schedule to learn when this and other Black History Month films will air in your time zone.