Rare Screening Of Silent Race Film 'The Flying Ace' In Chicago In Jan.

From Shadow and Act Tue Dec 18 2012, 23:39:36

Though we like to think so, we're not perfect at S & A, and one thing we have been remiss in discussing in any detail, are the all important black films made from the silent era to the late 1940's. Better known as 'race' movies, these totally independently made black films, made exclusively for black audiences (by the likes of the Lincoln Picture Company based in Omaha and of course Oscar Micheaux who made some 37 films mainly in Chicago and New York - just to name two) were the earliest attempts to bring to people of color other images, diffferent than the stereotyped and usually degrading images of black people seen in Hollywood films. Without these...

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