Once Haunted is a two-part series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, fear and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism. Conversation will follow the screening. Curated by Sarah Lasley formerly of Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design … Continue reading ONCE HAUNTED: FILMS AND CONVERSATION, SEPT 14, 2019 at 7PM IU Cinema #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN
The Black Film Center/Archive is excited to welcome back to Indiana University Renée Baker, who is scheduled to be present for a post-screening Q&A of the 1930 film Borderline on Wednesday April 24th at 7:00 pm. (Click HERE for tickets.) Baker, who recently visited Indiana University in 2017 to premier her score for a different film, The … Continue reading See BORDERLINE, Starring Paul Robeson (1930) with a new score by composer Renée Baker.
Together Un/Known Archival Ethics and the Case of Acquisition 6130 Anonymous home movie collections, while not entirely rare, present unique challenges for archives. In the case of Acquisition 6130 at the Academy Film Archive, archivists discovered what appeared to be home movies of a gay interracial couple living in Southern California in the early 1970s. … Continue reading Together Un/Known
The Black Film Center/Archive is proud to welcome Esther Figueroa, PhD, for a screening of her work Monday, March 25 at 6PM, hosted by the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. Dr. Figueroa is an independent Jamaican filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in political documentary cinema. A self-taught activist filmmaker, her work focuses on … Continue reading Nontheatrical Ecologies: The Films of Esther Figueroa
Kristen Muenz, an archivist and recent graduate of the MLS program at Indiana University, captured key points from Dr. Melanie Chambliss' presentation, "Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Shaping of African American History, which marked the final installment of the BFC/A's Fall 2018 lecture and conversation series Before Representation. ________________________________________________________________ Highlights from "Saving … Continue reading Muenz Tweets Highlights from “Saving the Race”
Former BFC/A Student Assistant Elijah Pouges is a writer, rapper and music producer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is often thinking about simulacrum and the interactions between sonics and image. You can find his music at brzraps.com. In this essay Pouges examines what it means to hear as well as see Michael Schultz's films. The films … Continue reading Michael Schultz’s Sonic “Archives”
Former BFC/A Student Assistant Elijah Pouges is now a writer, rapper and music producer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is often thinking about simulacrum and the interactions between sonics and image. You can find his music at brzraps.com. In this essay Pouges examines the many worlds contained extra-textually Michael Schultz's films. The films discussed in this post are … Continue reading The Extratextual(s) of The Last Dragon
This Wednesday October 24 at 6PM in the IULMIA Screening Room (Wells 048): the Black Film Center/Archive, the University Archives, the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center Library and IU Libraries Moving Image Archive will stage (RE)FOCUS: Black America 1968/2018. This interactive experience includes a screening of HERITAGE OF THE NEGRO 30 min. (1965), narrated by Ossie Davis … Continue reading What was FOCUS: Black America, 1968?
Guest Post by Essence London, Indiana Review Editor-in-Chief. September 20, 2018 the BFC/A held a Mystery Screening in partnership with #DirectedbyWomen and IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The content of the screening was not announced beforehand. In the essay below guest contributor Essence London reflects on the event and her complex relationship to the histories … Continue reading Go-Rilla Means War and Black People in Bloomington