Wakanda Forever! Tár! New Films in Swank for Spring 2023

There are numerous new films for the spring 2023 semester through the library’s electronic resource, Swank, including recent theatrical releases, Oscar nominees (like Everywhere, Everything, All At Once), and timely documentaries. City Tech students and faculty can access Swank on or off-campus using your CUNYfirst credentials.

Below are some highlights. For more information about these films, Swank, or other streaming films available to the City Tech community, reach out to Prof. Junior Tidal.

Armageddon Time
In the 1980s, the Graff family immigrates to Queens, New York, in pursuit of new opportunities. As Irving and his wife Esther navigate new struggles in their marriage, young Paul experiences a coming-of-age journey while garnering a new appreciation for his family’s inner strength. Inspired by true events.


It is 1969 and 9-year-old Buddy finds his peaceful life disturbed as a national conflict is starting to brew in Northern Ireland: unionists and loyalists—mostly Protestants—want the country to remain within the United Kingdom, while nationalists and republicans—mostly Catholics—are campaigning for the country to join a united Ireland. As the tension between these two opposing forces escalates, he and his family must decide whether to stay, or move somewhere safe.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
On the heels of the unexpected loss of King T’Challa, the nation of Wakanda finds itself at a crossroads in its fate. The surrounding powers of the world look on with greedy eyes, eager to encroach upon Wakanda in its most vulnerable state. All the while, its people remain steadfast, determined to protect their king’s legacy and fight for their future.

Blue Bayou
Antonio LeBlanc is a Korean adoptee who grows up in a small town in the Louisiana bayou. He is married to Kathy, the woman of his dreams, and is a stepfather to Jessie, Kathy’s beloved daughter. All he ever wants is to provide his little family with a better life. But one day, he discovers he can be deported to a country he has never called home. He must now face the ghosts of his past in order to stay by his family’s side.

Downton Abbey: A New Era
Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: IN FIVE SPEECHES brings to life the words of our country’s most famous anti-slavery activist. Acclaimed actors Nicole Beharie, Colman Domingo, Jonathan Majors, Denzel Whitaker and Jeffrey Wright draw from five of Douglass’ legendary speeches, to represent a different moment in the tumultuous history of 19th century America as well as a different stage of Douglass’ long and celebrated life. Famed scholars David Blight, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others provid context for the speeches, and, along with Andre# Holland’s readings from Douglass’ autobiographies, remind us that Frederick Douglass’ words about racial injustice still resonate deeply today.

The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Considered one of the greatest musical icons of her time, Lydia Tár is a famous composer who leads a prestigious orchestra in Berlin. Making history as the first female conductor in Germany, she must live up to her name as she records her latest symphony.