In celebration of Juneteenth, we have chosen a number of films that are by or about African Americans. These films have all been restored by Milestone Films, and recently, the collection was obtained by Kino Lorber Distribution. University Libraries has purchased 9 titles, all titles are available on DVD or Streaming and come with Public Performance Rights. The collection highlights the films of Shirley Clarke, Charles Burnett, Billy Woodbury and George Nierenberg. Many of the black filmmakers at the time were part of the L.A. Rebellion film movement, highlighting a new generation of young African and African-American filmmakers who studied at the UCLA Film School in the late-1960s to the late-1980s and have created a black cinema that provides an alternative to classical Hollywood cinema.
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