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

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

Mary Perry Smith, Co-Founder of the BFHFI, Passes

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mary Perry Smith. In addition to her roles as an educator, a philanthropist, and a promoter of black cultural heritage, Mary Perry Smith was a co-founder of Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Inc. (BFHFI). For over thirty years Smith played many roles within the … Continue reading Mary Perry Smith, Co-Founder of the BFHFI, Passes