Black Films for Trying Times: Screening + Book Party

NOTE LOCATION: Currency Exchange Cafe (305 E Garfield Blvd)

Join us to welcome the country’s leading scholars of Black cinema and media to Chicago!  The authors will sign their books and share their favorite Black film and television moments, clips offering much needed hope, humor and guidance at this surreal moment in political history.

Light refreshments and heavy dancing.  Music by DJ Rae Chardonnay.

Authors in attendance:

Gerald R. Butters Jr.  / Beyond Blaxploitation

Allyson Nadia Field / Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity; L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Back Cinema

Michael B. Gillespie  /  Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film

Bambi Haggins  /  Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America; Sneak Peak: Black Laughter Matters: Comedy & Blackness in the Age of Obama

Kara Keeling  /  The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme and the Image of Common Sense

Paula Massood  /  Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film; The Spike Lee Reader; Making a Promised Land: Harlem in 20th-Century Photography and Film

Monica White Ndounou  /  Shaping the Future of African American Film: Color-Coded Economics and the Story Behind the Numbers

Miriam Petty  /  Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood

Alessandra Raengo  /  On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value; Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled

Charlene Regester  /  African American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility, 1900-1960

TreaAndrea Russworm  /  Blackness is Burning: Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition

Christopher Sieving  /  Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation

Jacqueline Stewart  /  Migrating to the Movies: Cinema & Black Urban Modernity; LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

Kristen Warner  /  The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

And more!

Hosted by Black Cinema House, in collaboration with Seminary Coop Bookstore and the Black Caucus of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies.