A Century of Black Cinema
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"A Century of Black Cinema": A 90-minute special celebrating the finest African-American entertainers ever to grace the silver screen featuring performances from PORGY AND BESS, LILIES OF THE FIELD, GONE WITH THE WIND, COTTON COMES TO HARLEM, WAITING TO EXHALE and many more.A CENTURY OF BLACK CINEMA celebrates the finest Black entertainers ever to grace the silver screen. This absorbing program takes you on an illuminating journey through the careers of the fortunate, the unfortunate, the ground- breakers, the spectacular, the musical, and the comical performers who have inspired millions of people since the first cameras rolled. Enjoy rare film footage ranging from turn-of-the-century independent director OSCAR MICHEAUX to modern day filmmaker, SPIKE LEE. The program features brilliant performances from scenes of PORGY AND BESS, LILIES OF THE FIELD, GONE WITH THE WIND, COTTON COMES TO HARLEM, WAITING TO EXHALE, to name a few, and priceless behind-the-scenes takes with RICHARD PRYOR, SIDNEY POITIER, and JAMES EARL JONES. A CENTURY OF BLACK CINEMA also includes interviews with superstars such as EDDIE MURPHY, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, DENZEL WASHINGTON, LAURENCE FISHBURNE, DANNY GLOVER and FAYARD NICHOLAS of "The Nicholas Brothers", and the list continues.
- also known as Century of Black Cinema
- country: United States of America
- genre: Documentary film
- released in (12 years ago)
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Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
A century of black cinema offers a time- point for celebration that the obscene denigra- tions projected at the height of Western imperialism have been largely overcome and replaced by enterprising efforts by black film creators from many ...
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