Euzhan Palcy to Direct, Fantasia Barrino to Star in Mahalia Jackson Film

"Singer Fantasia Barrino, the winner of the third season of 'American Idol' and star of her own VH1 reality-show star, has been tapped to play gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson in a biopic. "The feature film will be based on the 1993 book 'Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel,' which recounts the … Continue reading Euzhan Palcy to Direct, Fantasia Barrino to Star in Mahalia Jackson Film

“France Noire/Black France” Film Festival, May 21-23, 2010

The "France Noire/Black France" Film Festival is a showcase for films that focus on the historical and contemporary experiences of people of African descent in French society.  The festival seeks to bring into sharp visual relief the differing representations and lived realities of those who identify themselves and are identified as "Les Noirs de et … Continue reading “France Noire/Black France” Film Festival, May 21-23, 2010

Thanks for a great symposium!

The Black Film Center/Archive would like to thank everyone who took part in our week-long symposium From the Postcolonial to the Global Postmodern? African and Caribbean Francophone Filmmakers and Scholars in Conversation.  The event proved to be very engaging and thought-provoking, and we hope those who participated were able to learn something new, contribute to … Continue reading Thanks for a great symposium!

From the Postcolonialism to the Global Postmodern? Reception

On Thursday March 4th: From 6:00-7:00 pm, we will have a reception for Gaston Kaboré, Euzhan Palcy, Jo Gaï Ramaka, & Jean-Marie Teno.  From 7:00-9:30 pm, there will be a screening of their short films. If you have yet to see the Black Film Center/Archive, this would be a great opportunity.  It will also be … Continue reading From the Postcolonialism to the Global Postmodern? Reception

Francophone Film Symposium, March 1-5

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University Bloomington will welcome four acclaimed film directors for a week of free screenings and engagement with students, faculty and the community, starting Monday (March 1). Most events for "From the Post Colonial to the Global Postmodern? African and Caribbean Francophone Filmmakers and Scholars in Conversation" will take place … Continue reading Francophone Film Symposium, March 1-5