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L.A. Filmforum: The L.A. Rebellion: Boundary-Breaking Shorts

6 March 2012 7:00 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

March 11

7:30 p.m.

Egyptian Theater

6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hosted by: L.A. Filmforum

As part of the Alternative Projections historical project, the L.A. Filmforum presents a selection of short movies from the 1970s directed by African-American filmmakers based in Los Angeles. Filmmakers included in the lineup include Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Ben Caldwell, Jamaa Fanaka and more.  Caldwell, who will be in attendance, and Adam Hyman have curated this screening.

Through the Ethno-Communications Program begun in 1968, the film school at UCLA began building up a strong minority presence within its student body. In a few years, there was a significant number of African-American filmmakers that was dubbed the “La. Rebellion” by essayist Ntongela Masilela.

This group made politically and socially aware films that sought to provide an authentic reflection of the communities they came from that were not being represented anywhere else on screen. However, while »

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