Films by Pioneering Filmmaker Jessie Maple to Screen at MoMA and Lincoln Center This Month

In 1975, Jessie Maple won her hard fought battle to become the first African American woman to become a member of the union of International Photographers of Motion Picture & Television (IATSE) in New York.  Following several years of producing short documentaries with her husband Leroy Patton for their company LJ Film Productions, Maple directed … Continue reading Films by Pioneering Filmmaker Jessie Maple to Screen at MoMA and Lincoln Center This Month

Into the Archive: Exploring the Jessie Maple Collection

Not enough people, it seems, are aware of Jessie Maple, given her contributions to black cinema.  So for those who aren’t familiar, an introduction from Diane Tucker: Jessie Maple is included in nearly every who's who of film except the Registry. Will is the first post civil rights feature-length film produced by an African-American woman. … Continue reading Into the Archive: Exploring the Jessie Maple Collection