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African American Film Makers: From the L.A. Rebellion to Black Panther

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In the late 1960s, in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising and against the backdrop of the continuing Civil Rights Movement and the escalating Vietnam War, a group of African and African-American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color (also including Asian, Chicano and Native American communities). Now referred to as the "L.A. Rebellion," these mostly unheralded artists created a unique cinematic landscape over the course of two decades Our study group will consider films directed by African-Americans from the late 1960s to 2018, from the over- the- top comedy of Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger to the over- the- top action of Black Panther. Other possible films to consider for this study group are Daughters of Dust, Killer of Sheep, Sankofa, and Eve's Bayou to name a few. We will spend two weeks each on most of the films, viewing the movie and its historical background one week followed by more discussion the next week along with clips from modern filmmakers.

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

Belinda Silber 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/13/2018 - 10/25/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Belinda Silber  ClassRoom