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Movies of color : Black Southern cinema. A portrait of independent African-American filmmaking

Author: Tom ThurmanMichael FollmerMike BrowerFrank SchaapFly By Noir Films.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Wellspring, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black films of the 1920s through mid 1950s are shown as a mirror of the Black experience of the time. They developed as a reaction to the way African Americans were depicted by film makers such as D.W. Griffith. This program focuses on the innovative works of film makers Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux, Eloyse Gist, and Clarence Muse. Includes clips from their various works.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Spencer Williams; Oscar Micheaux; Eloyse Gist; Clarence Muse
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Thurman; Michael Follmer; Mike Brower; Frank Schaap; Fly By Noir Films.; Kentucky Educational Television.; Wellspring Media.
ISBN: 0794202853 9780794202859
OCLC Number: 51687674
Notes: Originally released as a documentary in 2002.
Special features: 2 bonus short films (an extra 107 minutes runtime): "The Blood of Jesus and "Go down, death"; weblinks.
Credits: Cinematography, Michael Follmer ; editor, Mike Brower ; original music, Frank Schaap.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1 encoding.
Responsibility: a co-production of FBN Motion Pictures and Kentucky Educational Television ; producer, Tom Thurman ; director, Tom Thurman.

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Black films of the 1920s through mid 1950s are shown as a mirror of the Black experience of the time. They developed as a reaction to the way African Americans were depicted by film makers such as D.W. Griffith. This program focuses on the innovative works of film makers Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux, Eloyse Gist, and Clarence Muse. Includes clips from their various works.

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