Screening TODAY THURSDAY Maori Holmes’s Curated Program from the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

This screening program from the 2019 BlackStar offers a series of cinematic love letters, short films that reclaim and retell the lives of individuals and communities with deep reverence and formal innovation. Maori Holmes will be calling in for conversation following the screening. Holmes is Founder and Artistic Director of the BlackStar Film Festival, based … Continue reading Screening TODAY THURSDAY Maori Holmes’s Curated Program from the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

BlackStar Founder & Artistic Director Maori Holmes Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

AmericaGarrett Bradley30Short DocBerekaNesanet Teshager Abegaze7ExperimentalFainting SpellsSky Hopinka11ExperimentalLove Song for Latasha, ASophia Nahli Allison19Short DocOnly When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the StarsCharlotte Brathwaite9ExperimentalTKeisha Rae Witherspoon14Short Narrative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUOYI-XZSX8 America (2019) by Garrett Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtiMN9KQWc A Love Song for Latasha (2019) by Sophia Nahli Allison https://vimeo.com/288207930 Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars … Continue reading BlackStar Founder & Artistic Director Maori Holmes Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

BlackStar Founder & Director MAORI HOLMES Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12, 6:15PM, LI 048

This screening program from the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival offers a series of cinematic love letters, short films that reclaim and retell the lives of individuals and communities with deep reverence and formal innovation. Our title comes from playwright Charlotte Brathwaite’s short film which is itself drawn from the comments of Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading BlackStar Founder & Director MAORI HOLMES Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12, 6:15PM, LI 048

The Black Film Center/Archive Seeks Archivist

The Archivist stewards the diverse archival and research collections of the BFC/A by planning and executing strategies and initiatives for their conservation, preservation, and access in accordance with the BFC/A’s mission.  The pioneering Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant … Continue reading The Black Film Center/Archive Seeks Archivist

Love! I’m in Love! || Public Talk on Recovering Black Love on Screen by Allyson Field, University of Chicago, Feb 21, 12:15PM, FF 312 ✨❤️💕💕

Recovering Black Love on Screen: Early Film and the Legacies of Racialized Performance Allyson Nadia Field, The University of Chicago In 2017, Dino Everrett, the film archivist at the University of Southern California discovered a c.1900 nitrate film print of an African American couple laughing and embracing repeatedly in a naturalistic and joyful manner—an incredible … Continue reading Love! I’m in Love! || Public Talk on Recovering Black Love on Screen by Allyson Field, University of Chicago, Feb 21, 12:15PM, FF 312 ✨❤️💕💕

Love! I’m in Love! || 1970s Teen Romance film: Aaron Loves Angela Screens Monday 2/17 at 7PM, IU Cinema ❤️✨💕

Aaron Loves Angela (1975) In Aaron Loves Angela, teenage Aaron (Kevin Hooks), a member of the aspiring but losing basketball team the Harlem Saints, doesn’t really want to do anything but be with Angela (Irene Cara). Despite his father’s wishes to turn Aaron into the sports star he could’ve been, Aaron tries to woo Angela … Continue reading Love! I’m in Love! || 1970s Teen Romance film: Aaron Loves Angela Screens Monday 2/17 at 7PM, IU Cinema ❤️✨💕

Love! I’m in Love! || Sidney Poitier’s A Warm December Screens Tonight at IU Cinema in 35mm, 7PM ❤️💕✨✨✨

Esther Anderson won an NAACP Image Award for her performance in A Warm December, 1973. A Warm December (1973) Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this whirlwind romance as the recently widowed Dr. Matt Younger who meets Catherine (Esther Anderson) while in London with his daughter. As Matt gets closer to Catherine, her secrets unfold. … Continue reading Love! I’m in Love! || Sidney Poitier’s A Warm December Screens Tonight at IU Cinema in 35mm, 7PM ❤️💕✨✨✨

ESSAY || Radical Black Love on Screen and Its Criticisms in 1970s Mainstream Media ❤️💕✨

Special Post! Yeeseon Chae is a senior majoring in Economic Consulting at the Kelley School of Business. She is also the Web Content Director for the WIUX station blog and a research assistant for the Black Film Center/Archive. After graduation, she plans to work in the arts and film sector and continue writing. The three … Continue reading ESSAY || Radical Black Love on Screen and Its Criticisms in 1970s Mainstream Media ❤️💕✨

Call for papers, Black Camera close-up: Paulin S. Vieyra, a Post-Colonial figure

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (January 31, 1925 – November 4, 1987). Special thanks to Cathy Chamorey who took this brilliant photograph of Vieyra in Paris in the editing room where Paulin was working on his feature : En résidence surveillée in 1980.  Used courtesy Stéphane Vieyra. Call for papers, Black Camera close-up Paulin S. Vieyra, a Post-Colonial figure IU's Black Film Center/Archive … Continue reading Call for papers, Black Camera close-up: Paulin S. Vieyra, a Post-Colonial figure