A Century of Black Cinema

Categories: Documentary, History, Celebrity
1hr 40min | 1997
A CENTURY OF BLACK CINEMA celebrates the finest Black entertainers ever to grace the silver screen. This absorbing program takes you on an illuminating journey through the careers of the fortunate, the unfortunate, the ground- breakers, the spectacular, the musical, and the comical performers who have inspired millions of people since the first cameras rolled. Enjoy rare film footage ranging from turn-of-the-century independent director Oscar Micheaux to modern day filmmaker, Spike Lee. The program features brilliant performances from scenes of Porgy and Bess, Lilies of the Field, Gone with the Wind, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Waiting to Exhale,, to name a few, and priceless behind-the-scenes takes with Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier, and James Earl Jones. A CENTURY OF BLACK CINEMA also includes interviews with superstars such as Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover, and Fayard Nicholas of "The Nicholas Brothers."

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Topics: African American, Black History, History_Syndication, Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Laurence Fishburne, Denzel Washington
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pernell
pernell
March 17, 2014
A
Kei Tanks
Kei Tanks
February 20, 2014
B+
ChaValier
ChaValier
February 16, 2014
A+
went through black cinematic history in its entirety in a short time while still being nicely edited and put together.
Chinua Mosley
Chinua Mosley
January 20, 2014
A+
karen
karen
September 20, 2013
A
Michael Lauzon
Michael Lauzon
October 23, 2012
Why the hell can't you stream this to Canada.
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October 24, 2012
Hi Michael, There are international viewing restrictions for some of our films. Please check off the box on the lower left hand corner that says "Available Worldwide" to see film with worldwide rights! http://www.snagfilms.com/films/browse/?sort=newest
Michael Lauzon
Michael Lauzon
October 25, 2012
I don't want to see those films, I want to see THIS film!
Smith Donaldson
Smith Donaldson
September 25, 2011
Billy D. Williams Strangely absent.