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Press Kits

Press kits are pre-packaged promotional materials distributed by film studios in order to promote their films via the mass media. Contents of press kits vary depending upon factors such as the target audience of the film, the budget, and the film studio. Typically, press kits contain brief biographies of the actors in a film, high quality photos or images of scenes from the film, press reviews, interviews with actors and/or the director, and release information. Press kits consisted primarily of paper and photos until the 1990's when Electronic Press Kits (EPKs) came into use. EPKs generally contain much of the same material that a print press kit might but in video as opposed to print. EPKs were released on various formats of videotape but are now distributed on DVDs.

No material may be reproduced without the consent of the copyright holder and BFC/A director.

General Collection

Title Year Box Folder Paper Images Video
Aces: Iron Eagle 3 1992         X
Afrocentricity 2000 1 1 X   X
Ali, The Fighter 1999 1 2 X X  
Alien 3 1992         X
Amistad 1997 1 3 X X  
Another You 1991         X
Are We Done Yet? 2007 1 4     X
Article 99 1992 1 5 X X X
Baadasssss! 2004 1 6 X    
Bamboozled 2001 5 1 X X  
Bat 21 1998 1 7 X    
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks 2004 1 8 X    
Bebe's Kids 1992 1 9 X X  
Beloved 1998 1 10 X X  
Best Man, The 1999 5 2 X X  
Bird 1998 1 11 X    
Black and White 1999 1 12 X    
Black Boy 1995 1 13 X X  
Black Stars in Orbit 1990 1 14 X    
Boomerang 1992 1 15 X X X
Bonfire of the Vanities, The 1990         X
Boyz N The Hood 1991 1 16 X X X
Cadence 1990         X
City of Hope 1991         X
Clara's Heart 1998 1 17 X X  
Class Act 1992 1 18 X X X
Clean and Sober 1988 5 3 X X  
Color Purple, The 1995 5 4 X X  
Conversations With Roy Decarava 1984 1 19 X X  
Cool as Ice 1991         X
Cool World, The 1964 1 20 X    
Critical Condition 1986 2 1 X X  
Cry Freedom 1987 2 2 X X X
Cycles 1989 5 5 X    
Daughters of the Dust 1991 2 3 X X X
Deep Cover 1992         X
Diggstown 1992         X
Disorderlies 1987 2 4 X X  
Down in the Delta 1999 2 5 X X  
Dry White Season, A 1989 2 6 X X  
Eddie Murphy Raw 1987 2 7 X    
Eve of Destruction 1991         X
Fletch Lives 1985 2 8 X X  
Gladiator 1992 2 9 X X X
Glass Shield, The 1995 2 10 X    
God Sleeps in Rwanda 2005 2 11 X    
Golden Child, The 1986 2 12 X X  
Good Man in Africa, A 1994         X
Grand Canyon 1991         X
Healing Passage, The 2004 2 13 X    
Hitch 2005 2 14 X X  
I Am Cuba 1964 2 15 X    
I Be Done Been Was Is 1984 2 16 X    
Iron Eagle II 1988 2 17 X    
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1985 2 18 X    
Jaws: The Revenge 1987 3 1 X X  
Jim Brown: All American 2002 3 2 X    
Juice 1992 3 3 X   X
Jungle Fever 1991 3 4 X X  
Killer of Sheep 1977 3 5 X    
Last Boy Scout, The 1991 5 6 X X X
Last Dragon 1985         X
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 5 7 X X  
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 5 8 X X X
Lunatic, The 1992 3 6 X X X
Mississippi Masala 1992         X
Mo' Money 1992 3 7 X   X
More Time 1993 3 8 X    
Mother of the River 1995 3 9 X    
Moving 1987 3 10 X X  
My Brother's Wedding 2007 3 11 X    
On the Jersey Side 1984 3 12 X    
Othello 1980 3 13 X    
Patriot Games 1992         X
People Under the Stairs, The 1991         X
Police Academy 4 1984 3 14 X X  
Police Academy 5 1988 3 15 X X  
Police Academy 6 1989 3 16 X X  
Power of One, The 1992         X
Principal, The 1987 3 17 X X  
Promised Land 2010 4 17 X    
Pure Luck 1992 3 18 X X  
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey 2001 3 19 X X  
Renegades 1989 3 20 X X  
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991         X
Roots: The Next Generation 1979 3 21 X X  
Sacred Places 2009 4 1 X    
Sarafina! 1992 4 2 X X X
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 4 3 X X  
Separate Cinema, A 1998 5 9 X X  
Shaft 2000 4 4 X X  
Sidewalk Stories 1989 4 5 X X  
Sing 1989 5 10 X X  
Sister Act 1992 4 6 X X X
Sisters in Law 2005 4 7 X    
Sneakers 1992 4 8 X    
Soapdish 1991         X
Soul Food 1997 4 9 X X  
South Central 1994         X
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991         X
Strictly Business 1991         X
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm 1991 4 10 X X  
Tap 1989 4 11 X X  
Teza 2008 4 18 X    
Through the Door of No Return 1998 4 12 X    
Unforgiven 1992         X
Waterdance, The 1992 4 13 X   X
Watermelon Woman, The 1997 4 14 X    
White Men Can't Jump 1992 4 15 X X X
You Got to Move 1986 4 16 X    
Young Soul Rebels 1991 5 11 X X  

African American Contributions to Film

Title Year Box Folder Paper Images
Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 7 1 X X
Air Up There, The 1994 7 2 X X
Baby Boy 2001 7 3 X X
Bird 1998 7 4 X X
Bulworth 1998 7 5 X X
Color Purple, The 1986 7 6, 7 X X
Coming to America 1988 7 8 X X
Crooklyn 1994 7 9 X X
Cry Freedom 1987 7 10 X X
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 7 11 X X
Do the Right Thing 1989 8 1 X X
Double Team 1997 8 2 X X
Family Thing, A 1996 8 3 X X
Fast Forward 1985 8 4 X X
Fled 1996 8 5 X X
Get on the Bus 1996 8 6 X X
>Ghost Dad 1990 8 7 X X
Gone Fishin' 1997 8 8 X X
Good Burger 1997 8 9 X X
Great White Hype, The 1996 8 10 X X
He Got Game 1998 8 11 X X
Heavyweights 1995 8 12 X X
Heist 2001 8 13 X  
Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, A 1978 8 14 X  
Higher Learning 1995 8 15 X X
Hoodlum 1997 9 1 X X
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 9 2 X X
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 9 3 X X
In Living Color 1990 9 4 X X
Jefferson in Paris 1995 9 5 X X
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling 1985 9 6 X X
Lean on Me 1989 9 7 X X
Little Nikita 1987 9 8 X X
Major Payne 1995 9 9 X X
Metro 1996 9 10 X X
Native Son 1988 9 11 X X
Nothing to Lose 1997 9 12 X X
Primary Colors 1998 9 13 X X
Rhyme & Reason 1997 9 14 X  
School Daze 1988 9 15 X X
Shoot to Kill 1988 10 1 X X
Sight and Sounds ca. 1955 10 2 X  
Silver Streak 1976 10 3 X X
Slam 1998 10 4 X X
Soul Food 1997 10 5 X X
Soul of Nigger Charley, The 1973 10 6 X  
Telephone, The 1987 10 7 X X
You So Crazy 1994 10 8 X