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The Representation of African Americans in Silent Film

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Silent cinema established or perpetuated unfortunate stereotypes that exacerbated contemporary racial fears and ethnic prejudices and helped to define the way that African Americans were perceived. In contrast, a select group of independent filmmakers produced “race films” primarily for the Black community. Significantly, those race films–which starred Black actors, emphasized Black issues and concerns, and were shown primarily tor Black audiences in race theaters–offered alternative images and challenged mainstream producers to strive for more balanced racial portrayals in their pictures.

This presentation, by author and film historian Barbara Tepa Lupack, is the first of four lectures in the new Finger Lakes Film Trail program series, Making Noise About Silent Film: Conversations About Culture, Cinema and Social Change.

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.fingerlakesfilmtrail.org

Organizer

Finger Lakes Film Trail
Email:
driesman@whartonstudiomuseum.org
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Venue

Online
NY 12210 United States + Google Map