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Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971

Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Please note: This presentation was orginally schedued for April 18th and was switched to accomidate the curator's schedule. 


Elliot Wilhelm - Exhibit Curator 

This presentation honors the legacy of African American filmmakers and actors from the dawn of cinema, through the golden age, and into the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by and named after an independent 1923 all-Black-cast movie, Regeneration seeks to revive lost or forgotten films, filmmakers, and performers for a contemporary audience. Regeneration highlights the agency many Black artists asserted in their respective crafts despite challenges of systemic racism, revealing their tenacity, immense talent, and unwavering commitment to creative expression. In May, Next will offer a trip to the DIA to see this exciting exhibit.

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