Dr. Katherine Fusco, BFC/A Research Fellow, Reflects on Her Recent Visit

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

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

Memorabilia from Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame on Exhibit at Grunwald Gallery

A number of items from the Mary Perry Smith/Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (BFHFI) Archive Collection will be on display at the IU Grunwald Gallery from Friday, October 23 through Wednesday, November 18th as part of its exhibition “The Wunderkammer: Curiosities in Indiana University Collections.” An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 23rd … Continue reading Memorabilia from Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame on Exhibit at Grunwald Gallery

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