Trailer For Short Film 'Text Tone' (Throwing Down The Gauntlet To Chicago Filmmakers)

From Shadow and Act Wed Dec 19 2012, 20:39:45

Of course there are black independent filmmakers all over the country from coast to coast, including Chicago. In fact Chicago has a long history of black cinema. The first black films ever made, were made in Chicago by William Foster, such as The Railroad Porter (1912), The Fall Guy, The Maid and The Butler (all 1913) ; and there was Oscar Michaeux who first established his production company in Chicago and made his first early films there, before moving on to New York. He returned to Chicago to make his last film in 1948, The Betrayal, which was a three-hour remake of his first film The Homesteader. I tell you this history lesson because, 1) you ought to know it,...

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