The King Arts Complex is hosting a film series that focuses on African-American directors this month.

The King Arts Complex is hosting a film series that focuses on African-American directors this month. After each film, viewers are invited to participate in a discussion.

The films will be shown at 2 p.m. each week. The cost is $3 for children and $5 for adults. Family packages are available for $20.

The film schedule for the rest of the month is:

Feb. 16: "Beat Street," directed by Stan Lathan. The PG-rated film is about a disc jockey and a music promoter who are devoted to hip-hop music and its culture.

Feb. 23, "The Learning Tree," directed by Gordon Parks, Sr. The movie, which was made in 1969, is set in Kansas during the 1920s when racial discrimination was a social norm. It is the first Hollywood Studio Film to be directed by an African-American.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton