What you need to know
- Bigscreen's newest movie category celebrates Black films.
- Users can watch 14 ad-supported films for free with friends, along with live broadcasts of Selma.
- Available films include Night Catches Us, The Long Walk Home, Southside With You, and more.
Bigscreen is celebrating Black History Month by introducing a new Black Cinema category, which is a collection of films now available to users "to commemorate the accomplishments of African Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." The films are now available on-demand through PlutoTV and include the following:
- Night Catches Us
- The Long Walk Home
- The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
- St. Louis Superman
- Sincerely, Brenda
- For Ahkeem
- Muhammad Ali Life of a Legend
- I Am Not Your Negro
- Southside With You
- Jackie Brown
- Broken Ceiling
Additionally, Bigscreen is hosting live screenings of Selma throughout the month of February. This critically acclaimed film from Ava DuVernay depicts the Martin Luther King Jr.-led march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to fight for voting for the rights of Black Americans. In addition to being available to rent on-demand, tickets for the live screenings can be purchased at Bigscreen for $3.99 in the U.S. and $4.99 in Canada. The next available screening of Selma is set for February 6th.
For those of you not aware, Bigscreen is a virtual experience where friends can watch films together in a shared virtual space like a drive-in movie theater. It's available on many of the best VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2. We even have a cool guide on how to socialize with your friends on Bigscreen VR.
Oculus Quest 2
The Oculus Quest 2 is the best wireless VR headset, with the ability to play games by itself like a console or hooked up to a PC for even more VR experiences.
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