The highest-grossing movie of all time will now include an introduction on HBO Max from Jacqueline Stewart, an African-American film and media studies professor at the University of Chicago, who penned an op-ed for CNN on Saturday.
“I will provide an introduction placing the film in its multiple historical contexts. For me, this is an opportunity to think about what classic films can teach us,” Stewart wrote.
“Right now, people are turning to movies for racial re-education, and the top-selling books on Amazon are about anti-racism and racial inequality. If people are really doing their homework, we may be poised to have our most informed, honest, and productive national conversations yet about Black lives on screen and off,” she added.