Recovering Black Love on Screen: Early Film and the Legacies of Racialized Performance Allyson Nadia Field, The University of Chicago In 2017, Dino Everrett, the film archivist at the University of Southern California discovered a c.1900 nitrate film print of an African American couple laughing and embracing repeatedly in a naturalistic and joyful manner—an incredible … Continue reading Love! I’m in Love! || Public Talk on Recovering Black Love on Screen by Allyson Field, University of Chicago, Feb 21, 12:15PM, FF 312 ✨❤️💕💕
New film series, Love! I'm in Love! Classic Black Film of the 1970s begins February 6 at 7PM with CLAUDINE (1974) starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones.
Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set Available from African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF). This set includes Paulin Vieyra classics: Afrique sur Seine, Birago Diop, Môl, L’Envers du Décor – Ousmane Sembène: The Making of Ceddo, A Nation is Born, Lamb and Iba N’Diaye and a catalog of detailed history, timelines, highlights, testimonials and more.
Guest post by Audrey Hood, BFCA Archival Assistant The BFC/A recently hosted a two-day workshop on Paulin S. Vieyra, the renowned pioneer of post-colonial African film. Paulin’s son and president of PSVFilms, Stéphane Vieyra, spent the week at IU touring repositories, visiting classes, and participating in the workshop. During the preparation for the workshop, my … Continue reading BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop
We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media The We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media series is part of a national, traveling exhibition focused on place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practice in specific locales, communities, and a need for social change. Comprised of six thematic programs that probe salient topics (body publics, … Continue reading We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media || First Screening: Body Publics 10/21 at 7PM, IU Cinema
Once Haunted is a pair of programs 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. || September 18, 7PM in Wells 048, IULMIA Screening Room || Filmmakers scheduled to be present. Discussion to … Continue reading Once Haunted Still: Meet the Filmmakers || September 18, 7PM in Wells 048, IULMIA Screening Room
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
Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (January 31, 1925 – November 4, 1987). Special thanks to Cathy Chamorey who took this brilliant photograph of Vieyra in Paris in the editing room where Paulin was working on his feature : En résidence surveillée in 1980. Used courtesy Stéphane Vieyra. Who is Paulin Vieyra? Paulin Soumanou Vieyra was a pioneer of … Continue reading Paulin Vieyra: Pioneer of African Cinemas – Filmmaker, Producer, Historian
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
Nina Lorez Collins, daughter of the late Kathleen Collins, whose masterwork Losing Ground was the great rediscovered film of 2015, will read selections from a new book of her mother’s writing, Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary. The conversation with Collins, BFC/A Director Terri Francis and Professor of English Vivian Halloran precedes a screening of Losing Ground (1982), which had … Continue reading April’s Awesomeness at the BFC/A!