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A Century of Black Cinema

A Century of Black Cinema
1:40:11 | 1997

Categories: Documentary, History, Celebrity

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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Cyrille Phipps
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February 8, 2015
A
Karen Dennison
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February 5, 2015
B+
Informative, although there seems to be a little bit more care given to beginning. The last quarter of the film seemed a little rushed.
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February 4, 2015
A+
pernell
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March 17, 2014
A
Kei Tanks
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February 20, 2014
B+
ChaValier
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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
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January 20, 2014
A+
karen
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September 20, 2013
A
Michael Lauzon
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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
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October 25, 2012
I don't want to see those films, I want to see THIS film!
Smith Donaldson
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September 25, 2011
Billy D. Williams Strangely absent.