Unpacking the Treasures of the BFC/A’s New Paulin S. Vieyra Collection

By Dan Hassoun Dan Hassoun is an archivist assistant at the BFC/A. He earned his Ph.D in Communication & Culture from Indiana University in 2019 and has instructed several courses on film and media theory, consumer culture, and globalization. He also works as a Crisis Intervention specialist with Middle Way House. If you’re not familiar with Beninese/Senegalese director … Continue reading Unpacking the Treasures of the BFC/A’s New Paulin S. Vieyra Collection

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 ❤️✨💕

ESSAY: Finding Mentorship in the Writings of Jessie Maple || Screening Twice as Nice | Tonight 1/30 6:15PM | LI 048 | Maple in person

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

BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

Guest post by Audrey Hood, BFCA Archival Assistant The BFC/A recently hosted a two-day workshop on Paulin S. Vieyra, the renowned pioneer of post-colonial African film. Paulin’s son and president of PSVFilms, Stéphane Vieyra, spent the week at IU touring repositories, visiting classes, and participating in the workshop. During the preparation for the workshop, my … Continue reading BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

Screening Paulin Vieyra’s Historic Senegalese Films at IULMIA Wells 048 on Sept 5 and 6

https://vimeo.com/356857635 Trailer for Afrique sur Seine PAULIN VIEYRA PIONEER OF AFRICAN CINEMAS|| FILMMAKER, PRODUCER AND HISTORIAN SCREENINGS Free and open to the public. Thursday, September 5 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Film Screening | IU Libraries Moving Image Archives Screening Room (Wells Library 048) o    Afrique sur Seine (1955, 21 min.), J.M. Kane, M. Sarr, P.S. Vieyra This short … Continue reading Screening Paulin Vieyra’s Historic Senegalese Films at IULMIA Wells 048 on Sept 5 and 6

Additions to IU Image Collections Online from the Gugler and Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Collections

In December 2017, IUB Libraries and the BFC/A launched the Josef Gugler African and Middle Eastern Film Collection through Indiana University’s Image Collections Online (ICO) (see previous story). Since then, our staff has scanned an additional 1,315 posters, photographs, lobby cards, and handbills from the collection and added them to the site for a total … Continue reading Additions to IU Image Collections Online from the Gugler and Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Collections

Conversation with Nina Lorez Collins; April 3, 6PM, Wells 048

Nina Lorez Collins, daughter of the late Kathleen Collins, whose masterwork LOSING GROUND (1982) was the great rediscovered film of 2015, will read selections from a new book of her mother's writing entitled NOTES FROM A BLACK WOMAN'S DIARY (2019). The reading will take place April 3, 6PM, at the IU Libraries Screening Room, Wells … Continue reading Conversation with Nina Lorez Collins; April 3, 6PM, Wells 048

Honoring Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux

Through the efforts of BFC/A director Terri Francis, independent silent film historian Lina Accurso, and a generous community of individual donors, arrangements are in place to set a memorial headstone at the unmarked grave of Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux in 2018. Mrs. Micheaux was a pioneering film actress and film producer, as well as the … Continue reading Honoring Mrs. Alice B. Russell Micheaux

Curator Greg de Cuir Jr.: Research notes pt. 5

Visiting Curator Greg de Cuir Jr. is in Bloomington for a week-long research residency at the Black Film Center/Archive and a series of programs concluding with his Show & Tell Workshop at the Auxiliary Library Facility on Friday, Jan. 26. Throughout the week, de Cuir will share notes and photos from his residency with our … Continue reading Curator Greg de Cuir Jr.: Research notes pt. 5

BFC/A’s Josef Gugler Collection at Image Collections Online

Earlier this fall, IU Libraries and the BFC/A quietly launched the Josef Gugler African and Middle Eastern Film Collection on Image Collections Online (ICO). As of this posting, access-quality jpegs of approximately 785 posters and photographs (more than one-third of the visual items in the collection) are viewable at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/images/splash.htm?scope=bfca/VAD9191. Josef Gugler is a professor … Continue reading BFC/A’s Josef Gugler Collection at Image Collections Online