Oscar 2016: Movies about Racial Issues or Interracial Relationships

High profile Films about Racial and Interracial Issues

Southside With You, in which Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers play Michelle and Barack Obama on their first date, in Chicago law firm, open August 26.

Nate Parker‘s Birth of a Nation, Winner of Sundance Fest Jury and Audience Awards, Fox Searchlight, October 6.

Loving, writer-director Jeff Nichols‘ look at the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage, November 4.

Denzel Washington‘s Fences, screen adaptation of August Wilson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black family in the 1950s in Pittsburgh, December 25.

Theodore Melfi‘s Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as real-life math whizzes who worked for NASA during the 1960s, January 13, 2017, following an Oscar-qualifying run.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o stars as the mother of a young Ugandan chess phenomenon in Mira Nair‘s Queen of Katwe, September 23.

Barry JenkinsMoonlight, about a young man coming to terms with his sexuality, October 21.

Will Smith plays a man trying to rebuild his life in Collateral Beauty, December.