Blacks in Experimental Film: Lost & Forgotten Images of Blacks on Film
A screening of lost and forgotten images of blacks on film followed by an audience led discussion. Curated by 8mmAnonymous.
Shown in Reg. 8mm & Super8(Sound) only! All New Program! Never Seen Before!
'Blacks in Experimental Film' attempts to bridge the gap/fill in the space of what is left behind and out. This evening seeks to explore how our perceptions of ourselves have evolved or not evolved based on these representations. We will explore whether its "racist" to show this stuff or even worse to sweep it under the rug and deny it never existed. Materials shown are likely to include an excerpt from Ralph Bakshi's Coonskin, a minstrel show from the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco, Little Black Sambo, Bert Williams performance footage, excerpts from African Pygmy Thrills and Our Gang, footage of the Harlem Globetrotters, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali and Duke Ellington's "Black and Tan Fantasy" and mid-century Black home movies and travelogues (Europe! Paris!). Excerpts from Stories For Those With Short Attention Spans with Blind Professor/raconteur/writer (Groove, Bang & Jive Around) editor & publisher/gallery owner (A Gathering of Tribes) Steve Cannon & "Ant Lois", about (possibly) the first Black, Classical, Concert pianists there ever was (in this country, if not the World), Lois Towles (with footage of her sister, another relative, Dorothea Towles, the pioneering, "First" Black supermodel) will be shown as well.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|