Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Exhibition, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 -1971, kick off with Screening Series | Chaz’s Journal

The accompanying screening series, “Regeneration: An Introduction,” began August 25 and runs through Thursday, September 29. Covering the same 70+ years as the exhibition, this film series ranges from showing silent-era pioneers like writer-producer-director Oscar Micheaux’s low-budget dramas to groundbreaking allegories by Spencer Williams and the independently produced, genre-defying works of innovators such as Melvin Van Peebles. Upcoming screenings in the program include Daniel Petrie’s “A Raisin in the Sun” and Gordon Parks’ “The Learning Tree” Friday, September 23 Melvin Van Peebles’ “La permission (The Story of a Three-Day Pass)” and Michale Roemer’s “Nothing But a Man” Saturday, September 24 and Melvin Van Peebles’ “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” and Robert L. Goodwin’s “Black Chariot” on September 29.

Previous screenings in the program included Spencer Williams’ “The Blood of Jesus”, Harry Fraser’s “Dark Manhattan”, Spencer Williams’ “Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA”, William L. Nolte’s “The Duke is Tops”, Dudley Murphy’s “The Emperor” . Jones,” Richard E. Norman’s “The Flying Ace,” Oscar Micheaux’s “The Girl from Chicago,” Eloyce and James Gist’s “Hell-Bound Train,” Oscar Micheaux’s “Murder in Harlem,” Pierre Chenal’s “Native Son,” Joseph L . . . Mankiewicz’s”No way out,” Robert Wise’s “Odds Against Tomorrow,” Edmond T. Gréville’s “Princess Tam Tam,” Leo C. Popkin’s “Reform School,” Andrew L. Stone’s “Stormy Weather,” and Ranald MacDougall’s “The World, the Flesh and the Devil. “

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Throughout the development of the exhibition, co-curators Doris Berger and Rhea Combs collaborated with an advisory group of distinguished scholars, curators and filmmakers, including Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart; Charles Burnettfilmmaker and Academy member; Ava DuVernay filmmaker and academy governor; Michael Boyce Gillespie, Associate Professor at the City College of New York in the Department of Media and Communication Arts; Shola Lynch, filmmaker, Academy member and curator at the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Ron Magliozzi, curator of film at the Museum of Modern Art; and Ellen C. Scott, Associate Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.

For more information about the upcoming exhibition, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971visit official site from the Academy of Film.

Editor’s note: Ebert Digital is among the sponsors of Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 display.

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