Starting February 1, HBO Max is celebrating Black History Month 2022 with its “More Than a Month” campaign within its Black Voices collection The month-long celebration also includes Twitter watch parties with talent and a sampling of select free titles. The newly launched Black Voices collection will remain active and updated throughout the year.
Throughout the month, the Black Voices collection, mirroring the Black Voices spotlight page in-app, will include a free sampling of HBO Original documentary film, A Choice of Weapons: Gordon Parks.
Additional titles will also be available to try for free via the Watch Free hub, including the first episode of documentary series, Being Serena; episode one of HBO’s Insecure, starring and created by Issa Rae; documentary film King in the Wilderness; season two, episode one of Max Originals’ Love Life, starring William Jackson Harper; and season two, episode one of South Side.
Throughout the app, HBO Max will feature programming from Black content creators and leads such as HBO’s Lovecraft Country, A Black Lady Sketch Show and Insecure; and Max Originals’ South Side, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion and That Damn Michael Che. Subscribers can also find documentaries and biopics that highlight civil rights icons including HBO’s Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches, debuting February 23; Dreamland: the Burning of Black Wall Street; and Oscar Micheaux: The Superhero of Black Filmmaking.
Legacy titles featured include Malcolm X, Eyes on the Prize, 42, Bessie and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. The Warner Bros. streaming exclusive film, Kimi, starring Zoë Kravitz and debuting February 10, will also be a part of the collection.
Additionally, on February 3, HBO Max debuted the 2021 finalists of HBO’s Short Films Competition in partnership with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF): Cracked, Mass Ave, Pure, The Snakes and When the Sun Sets.
To further generate conversation amongst audiences, HBO Max Scene in Black, a social destination that elevates Black stories and talent, will host Twitter watch parties every week throughout the month of February celebrating the platform’s nostalgic programming.