Networks rejoice Black History Month with “Malcolm X” and the collection “Two Sides.” “Tom of Finland” arrives on Hulu.
What’s on TV
MALCOLM X (1992) 7 p.m. on SundanceTV; additionally on iTunes and Amazon. Drawing from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (1965), a screenplay through Arnold Perl and James Baldwin, and copious analysis, Spike Lee lines the existence of Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington), the road hustler became black nationalist chief who become a tenacious pressure within the civil rights motion. When Warner Bros. capped the movie’s finances at $28 million, celebrities donated price range to lend a hand Mr. Lee perform his imaginative and prescient. “Exquisitely acted, with a gorgeous, expressionistic Terence Blanchard score, this is one of Spike Lee’s most enduring films,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times. “Rosewood,” the historic drama a couple of 1923 bloodbath in Rosewood, Fla., follows at 11:30 p.m.
ATOMIC HOMEFRONT (2017) eight p.m. on HBO; additionally on HBO streaming platforms. This documentary follows activists moms in St. Louis as they drive the Environmental Protection Agency and different govt businesses to take away radioactive waste that was once dumped in a close-by landfill a long time previous. Residents declare the waste has resulted in top charges of most cancers, different illnesses and delivery defects. On Feb. 1, the E.P.A. introduced a plan to partially take away the hazardous subject material.
TWO SIDES 10 p.m. on TV One. Narrated through Viola Davis, this documentary collection appears to be like at 4 fresh instances that catalyzed nationwide uproar over police brutality towards black other folks. This ultimate episode questions the dying of Sandra Bland, who was once discovered placing in a Texas prison mobile in 2015, 3 days after being arrested throughout a site visitors prevent. A scientific examiner dominated the dying a suicide, but Ms. Bland’s pals and family dispute that.
TOM OF FINLAND (2017) on iTunes, Amazon and Hulu. Before the sector knew him as Tom of Finland, the artist and company promoting fashion designer Touko Laaksonen lived in worry of persecution as a homosexual guy in his native land. His artwork — subversive, erotic drawings of hyper-muscular males — presented an get away. Twenty years after publishing his first piece, he would encourage different homosexual males, from Freddie Mercury of Queen to Glenn Hughes of the Village People. This biopic doesn’t delve a lot into his have an effect on on type and artwork however sheds gentle on his struggles ahead of luck.
ROMEO AND JULIET on Cennarium. The Brazilian troupe Grupo Galpão places a playful twist on this Shakespeare vintage. (Romeo prances round on stilts, whilst Juliet plays on level.) Directed through Gabriel Villela, the 2012 manufacturing is streaming loose via Wednesday.
CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND (2011) on Britbox. Based on a 1976 memoir through the British-American writer Christopher Isherwood, this BBC adaptation stars Matt Smith as a tender Isherwood, who unearths love in 1930s Berlin throughout the upward thrust of Nazism.