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Pioneers of African-American Cinema


Barcode: 5035673020920

  • Format: DVD
  • Studio: BFI
  • Released: 21st November 2016
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  • Description

    Collection of films from pioneers of African-American cinema such as Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams and Zora Neale Hurston. The collection includes: 'Two Knights of Vaudeville' (1915), 'A Reckless Rover' (1918), 'Within Our Gates' (1920), 'The Symbol of the Unconquered - A Story of the KKK' (1920), 'By Right of Birth' (1921), 'Body and Soul' (1925), 'Screen Snapshots' (1920), 'Regeneration' (1923), 'The Flying Ace' (1926), 'Ten Nights in a Barroom' (1926), 'Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies' (2016), 'The Scar of Shame ' (1927), 'Eleven P.M.' (1928), 'Hellbound Train' (1930), 'The Darktown Revue' (1931), 'The Exile' (1931), 'The Girl from Chicago' (1932), 'Ten Minutes to Live' (1932), 'Veiled Aristocrats' (1932), 'Birthright' (1939), 'The Bronze Buckaroo' (1939), 'Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage' (1928), 'Commandent Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940' (1940), 'The Blood of Jesus' (1941), 'Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.' (1946) and 'Moses Sisters Interview Pearl Bowser' (1978).
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