A Century of Black Cinema

100mins | 1997 | DocumentaryTVPG
Director
Ted Newsom
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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