Kino Lorber to release Pioneers of African-American Cinema Collection on Blu-ray featuring work of Oscar Micheaux, Paul Robeson and many more

Kino Lorber has announced the upcoming release of Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a monumental five-disc set representing the significant but long-overlooked achievements of early, independent African-American filmmakers. Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called “race films” that flourished in the 1920s through the 40s. Unlike the “black cast” films …
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Let Fury Have the Hour to screen at Tribeca starring Chuck D, Shepard Fairey, John Sayles and Def Poetry’s Suheir Hammad

In his feature directorial debut, author, visual artist and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio has fashioned a lively social history that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity and their work, as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define American culture in the 1980s. An exuberant, mixed media collage …
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