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Blockbuster joins NAACP in recognizing influential films


BALTIMORE In honor of Black History month, Blockbuster is teaming of with the NAACP to present "NAACP Top 100 Films of the Century: 100 Years, 100 Films (1909-2009)."

Now through April 27, the public can be a part of history by visiting or to rate films by, for or about people of color, primarily African Americans that have significantly impacted our culture and society. The resulting film collection, which will be announced in June, is being assembled in honor of the NAACP's 100th anniversary which is this Thursday, Feb. 12.

"Browsing through the films nominated for the NAACP Top 100 Films of the Century is like flipping the pages of a history book," said Joyce Woodward, senior vice president of film product with Blockbuster Inc. "Award-winning films, laugh-out-loud comedies, cult favorites, poignant dramatic works and everything in between reflect the struggles, accomplishments and rich humanity of people of color, both in entertainment and the world at large."

Films in the rating library were selected by a panel of A-list directors, professors, film historians and other movie experts.

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