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S&A 2013 Highlights: How to Read (Black) Classic Films

7 January 2014 1:26 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Although the title of this article might appear pedantic and perhaps even a tad condescending, I hope to convince you of its urgent necessity and importance by the end.  The work of tenacious film historians like Sergio Mims here at Shadow & Act, Donald Bogle and others are constantly bringing to our attention buried and neglected Black films from a time period when it was once thought that the only Black films that mattered were those with Sidney Poitier in the lead. I should like to define a certain twenty year period as the Black Classic Film Period which is roughly from 1948 with Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini’s film Paisan which featured an episode with a Black G.I. and »

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