Two-screen 16mm film installation by Kevin Jerome Everson documents the waxing and waning of the moon. || On view now through October 4 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building 123, 1201 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN || Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 to 4PM. Kevin Everson, Rough and Unequal (still), 2017, Black and … Continue reading “Rough and Unequal” 16mm Film(s) Installation by Kevin Jerome Everson
In this guest post, past BFC/A Programming Assistant Saul Kutnicki reflects on (Re)Focus: Black America 2018, our exhibit, film and discussion program, which took place October 24, 2018 in the IU Libraries Screening Room. Funded by a grant from Indiana Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the event brought together IU … Continue reading (AFTER)FOCUS: Black America 1968, 2018
Let's take a moment to look back. Within the ninety-one year legacy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which African films has it honored? An Oscar nomination is not the end-all in determining a film's value; still, the on-going narrative of this award ceremony often reflects trends and changes in film culture, … Continue reading Which African Films Have Been Nominated for Oscars?
This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended membership to 842 artists and professionals in the film industry. Find the entire list below, with the members from Africa and the African diaspora in bold. Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (London, England, UK) – “Suicide Squad,” “Trumbo” Yareli Arizmendi – “A Day without a Mexican,” “Like … Continue reading The 2019 Academy Invitees
Katherine Fusco visited the BFC/A as a research fellow in October 2018. As Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada she writes about the way different media forms shape identity and encourage us to be either cruel or kind to one another. She teaches courses on film, theory, and 19th and 20th century … Continue reading Dr. Katherine Fusco, BFC/A Research Fellow, Reflects on Her Recent Visit
June 2018, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended 928 invitations to artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. There appear to be eighty-nine Black members--seventeen of whom identify as African, Afro-Caribbean, or Afro-European. The entire list is below with the Black members' names in bold. … Continue reading Who are the current Black Academy members?
(January 6, 1968 - April 29, 2019) With his debut Boyz n the Hood (1991), John Singleton established himself as a visionary filmmaker dedicated to urban Black narratives and communities. At twenty-four years old, he was the youngest and the first Black person nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category. His exceptional eye … Continue reading Honoring the Work of John Singleton