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Jacqueline Stewart Makes History at TCM

Jacqueline Stewart Makes History at TCM

Tara Bitran | The Hollywood Reporter The University of Chicago professor will present Silent Sunday Nights starting Sept. 15. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, Turner Classic Movies will have a fifth host to introduce the uncut and uninterrupted films of the Silent era:...

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Perry to Play Micheaux

Perry to Play Micheaux

By Cynthia Littleton | Variety HBO is developing a biopic of pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux that has Tyler Perry on board to star. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are shepherding the project for Sony Pictures TV through their Storyline Entertainment...

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60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

from Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Updating this list as I do once a year (I forgot to do it last year; so there was a lot to research and catch up on) to keep you all up-to-date on where each project stands going into the new year, including 18 new additions… There...

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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

A little-known chapter of film history, the “race film” - funded, written, produced, directed, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color – flourished from the 1920s into the 1940s. Previously circulated only in poor-quality 16mm prints, these newly restored...

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He ‘Roots’ Out Grandad’s Past

He ‘Roots’ Out Grandad’s Past

By Neil Graves | New York Post It’s taken three years, dozens of phone calls and hundreds — maybe a thousand — pieces of documents, but Grant Harper Reid can now say he knows all there is to know about his granddad. Reid’s grandfather was showman Leonard Harper, a...

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