The accompanying film series, “Regeneration: An Introduction,” begins on August 25 and runs through Thursday, September 29. Spanning the same 70+ years as the exhibition, the film series ranges from featuring silent era pioneers such as writer-producer-director Oscar Micheaux’s low-budget drama to Spencer Williams’ groundbreaking allegory and the independently produced and 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” on Friday, September 23, Melvin Van Peebles’ “La Permission (The Story of a Three-Day Pass)” and Michael Roemer’s “Nothing But a Man” on Saturday, September 24, and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song” by Melvin Van Peebles and “Black Chariot” by Robert L. Goodwin on September 29.
Previous screenings in the program have 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,” and “The Emperor. ” by Dudley Murphy. Jones,” “The Flying Ace” by Richard E. Norman, “The Girl from Chicago” by Oscar Micheaux, “Hell-Bound Train” by Eloyce and James Gist, “Murder in Harlem” by Oscar Micheaux, “Native Son” by Pierre Chenal, Joseph L “No Way Out” by Mankiewicz, “Odds Against Tomorrow” by Robert Wise, “Princess Tam Tam” by Edmond T. Gréville, “Reform School” by Leo C. Popkin, “Stormy Weather” by Andrew L Stone, and “The World,” by Ranald MacDougall. Flesh and Demons.”
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Throughout the exhibition’s development, co-curators Doris Berger and Rhea Combs worked closely with an advisory group of distinguished scholars, curators and filmmakers including Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart; Charles Burnett, filmmaker and member of the Academy; Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Governor of the Academy; Michael Boyce Gillespie, Associate Professor at The City College of New York in the Department of Media and Communication Arts; Shola Lynch, filmmaker, Academy Fellow and Curator at the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Ron Magliozzi, Film Curator at the Museum of Modern Art; and Ellen C. Scott, Associate Professor and Head of Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.
For more information about the upcoming exhibition, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971visit the official website of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Editor’s Note: Ebert Digital is one of the sponsors for Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 exhibition.
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