Citizenfour
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Citizenfour

Presented as part of SMP's Fall 2017 Cinematic Discussions series, FAKE NEWS! Discussion to follow the evening screening led by curator and Sr. Professor of Photographic Studies, Eric Breitenbach.

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Newtown
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Newtown

Presented as part of SMP's Fall 2017 Cinematic Discussions series, FAKE NEWS! Discussion to follow the evening screening led by curator and Sr. Professor of Photographic Studies, Eric Breitenbach.

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Cameraperson
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Cameraperson

Presented as part of SMP's Fall 2017 Cinematic Discussions series, FAKE NEWS! Discussion to follow the evening screening led by curator and Sr. Professor of Photographic Studies, Eric Breitenbach.

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Spotlight
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Spotlight

Presented as part of SMP's Fall 2017 Cinematic Discussions series, FAKE NEWS! Discussion to follow the evening screening led by curator and Sr. Professor of Photographic Studies, Eric Breitenbach.

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Welcome to Pine Hill
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to Pine Hill

Welcome to Pine Hill  Shannon, a recently reformed drug dealer, receives a grim medical diagnosis which compels him to make peace with his past and search for freedom beyond the concrete jungle of New York city. Directed by Keith Miller (2012), 81 minutes. NR

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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Bamboozled
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Bamboozled

Bamboozled  A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. Directed by Spike Lee (2000), 135 minutes. R

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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4 Little Girls
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

4 Little Girls

4 Little Girls  A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Era. Directed by Spike Lee (1997), 102 minutes. TV-14

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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Selma
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Selma

Selma  A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights through an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Directed by Ava DuVernay (2014), 127 minutes. PG-13

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution  This documentary explores the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Directed by Stanley Nelson (2015), 155 minutes

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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The Scar of Shame
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Scar of Shame

The Scar of Shame  A young black musician marries a woman of lower class to save her from an abusive stepfather. However, he won't let his new wife meet his mother for fear of her disappointment with him for marrying below his status. Directed by Frank Perugini (1929), 86 minutes

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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DOUBLE FEATURE
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

DOUBLE FEATURE

Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies  A silent documentary film of daily life in some 30+ all-black towns that existed in Oklahoma in the mid-1920s.  Rev. Solomon Sir Jones, (1924 - 1926), 16 minutes

Symbol of the Unconquered - A Story of the Ku Klux Klan  Racists learn that the land a black man owns lies over a vast oil field, and threaten his life when he refuses to sell.  Directed by Oscar Micheaux (1920), 59 mins.

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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DOUBLE FEATURE
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

DOUBLE FEATURE

Two Knights of Vaudeville After attending a Vaudeville show, two men decide to give it a try with their own stage comedy.  Ebony Film Co. (1915), 11 minutes

Ten Nights in a Bar Room A man turns to drink after being swindled out of his mill business. After losing his daughter, he is reborn and runs for mayor.  Directed by Roy Calnek (1926), 64 minutes

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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Within our Gates
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Within our Gates

Screen Snapshots  Directed by Oscar Micheaux (1920), 1 minute

Within our Gates  Abandoned by her fiance, an educated black woman dedicates herself to helping a school for impoverished black youths.  Directed by Oscar Micheaux (1920), 79 minutes

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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13th
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

13th

13th  A thought-provoking documentary in which scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Directed by Ava DuVernay (2016), 100 minutes. TV-MA

*Pre-screening at 2pm in the Madorsky Theater

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