The BFC/A turns 30 this year, and we plan to celebrate!  We have an exciting array of events and activities for students, faculty, community members, and visitors this semester.

BFC/A is currently featured in the main display case at Wells Library
  • Aug 28: We are co-sponsoring a screening of the classic blaxploitation film Shaft at IU Cinema.
  • Sept 30; Oct. 14; Oct 28: Friday afternoon screenings of films from the Archive.
  • Nov 4: Dedication of the Reading Room to Phyllis Klotman, the first director of the BFC/A.  Charles Burnett will be in attendance.
  • Nov 3-6: Charles Burnett films screened at IU Cinema.

This, of course, is just a taste of what will be going on this semester.  We’re also creating new special events that we’ll post about in the coming weeks.  So stayed tuned!

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