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Films in celebration of Black History Month

Thandie Newton in

Thandie Newton in "For Colored Girls" Credit: Lionsgate

Although there are only a few days left in February, there are still plenty of Black History Month events to catch.

In celebration of the cultural history and achievements of African-Americans, there are some movies running that one wouldn't usually find on the big screen elsewhere -- and, while HD TV is wonderful and all, cinema fans generally agree there's no better way to digest a film than in a theater

Over at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, two previously Oscar-nominated titles from director Spike Lee play this weekend, with 1989's "Do The Right Thing" on Friday, Feb. 25 and 1992's "Malcolm X" on Saturday, Feb. 26 (both at 8 p.m.). Tickets are $5 at the door

Meanwhile, Tyler Perry's 2009 feature "For Colored Girls" plays at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. It offers a unique perspective, for while it is set in the African-American community, the main focus is on the lives, joys and struggles experienced by several different women of color. (General admission is $10)