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 ✨❤️💕💕
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 ❤️✨💕
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 ❤️💕✨✨✨
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 ❤️💕✨
New film series, Love! I'm in Love! Classic Black Film of the 1970s begins February 6 at 7PM with CLAUDINE (1974) starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones.
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
Guest post! Essence London, Indiana University Alumna and a past editor-in-chief of the Indiana Review, a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers, offers her thoughts on Jessie Maple's books How to Become a Union Camerawoman—Film, Video-Tape and The Maple Crew, published in 2019. Finding Mentorship in the Writings … Continue reading ESSAY: Finding Mentorship in the Writings of Jessie Maple || Screening Twice as Nice | Tonight 1/30 6:15PM | LI 048 | Maple in person