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Summary: A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MOM

Summary: Melvin van Peebles' remarkable life story reveals an artist and a man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains, forty-five years after the release of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, as relevant as ever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2016

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

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