Films of Charles Burnett—Arriving at the Truth: Nov. 3-6 @ IU Cinema

Five movies directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett will be featured Nov. 3-6 at the IU Cinema, an event that coincides with the 30th anniversary of IU's Black Film Center/Archive. Michael Martin, a professor of American Studies and Communication and Culture who is director of the Black Film Center/Archive, will host a public interview … Continue reading Films of Charles Burnett—Arriving at the Truth: Nov. 3-6 @ IU Cinema

Library, Smithsonian Launch Civil Rights History Project Website

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) have launched The Civil Rights History Project at http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/. The portal presents the results of a nationwide inventory of oral-history interviews with participants in the civil rights movement. The research, which was … Continue reading Library, Smithsonian Launch Civil Rights History Project Website

Russia Donates Lost Early American Movies To US

Eighty percent of early American silent and "talkie" movies have been lost due to decay. "Russian state film library is giving the Library of Congress preserved copies of 10 "lost" silent films that will help fill a gaping hole in the American collection." Chicago Sun-Times 11/03/10 Click here to read the entire article.