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Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Foster, William D., 1884-  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951  Search this
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/2 inch)
1 Sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
2 Video recordings (VHS)
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents:
Short film in which narrator provided the history of African American contributions to the film industry and portrayal of African Americans in film from the silent film era through the Harlem Renaissance. Includes images and clips from The Birth of a Nation, The Birth of a Race, By Right of Birth, The Homesteader, and The Scar of Shame. Includes work and contributions of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, James Weldon Johnson, Oscar Micheaux, and Bill Foster, also known as William D. Foster, to the film industry.
Short film. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003253-1 and AV003253-2: music only, no sound and/or very low volume sound between songs. AV003253-3: narraton only. AV003253-4: repetitious sound. AV003253-5: narration and music. Dated 19850906. AV003452: narration only, undated. AV002130 and AV002141: image and sound (narration and music) including movie clips, undated. AV005152: image and sound, original Dub from 3/4" [U-Matic] tape - remastered version, dated 19850905.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties - showcased the evolution and achievements of the Renaissance, which was the explosion of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression. Represented is the creativity of Marian Anderson, Richard Barthe, Countee Cullen, Aaron Douglas, Duke Ellington, Meta Warrick Fuller, Roland Hayes, Zora Neale Hurston, Malvin Gray Johnson, Alain Locke, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Paul Robeson, George Schuyler, and Wallace Thurman, among others. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985 - December 1986.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003253-2

ACMA AV003253-3

ACMA AV003253-4

ACMA AV003253-5

ACMA AV003452

ACMA AV002130

ACMA AV005152

ACMA AV002141
General:
Title transcribed from contents of recording.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Race Movies: The Popular Art of the Black Renaissance, Exhibition Records AV03-024, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-024, Item ACMA AV003253-1
See more items in:
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records
The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-024: The Renaissance: Black arts of the Twenties audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-024-ref505

Interview with Anthony Anderson

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2011
Scope and Contents:
Filmmaker Anthony Anderson lived in Anacostia in southeast Washington, D.C. until he entered high school when he moved to Montgomery County, Maryland. Anderson started creating and writing stories at a young age, and involved himself in the performing arts, including stage plays in high school. After several unsuccessful attempts to secure a role on 'The Wire,' Anderson was inspired by Spike Lee interview in which Lee stated you have to create your chance. Anderson explains this inspiration lead him to revisit his previously written scripts and start making films. He talks about his first film 'The Ties that Binds,' and his web series 'Anacostia.' Anderson explains his inspiration comes from people in Washington, D.C. and what success means to him. He talks about his creative process, where his ideas come from, trusting people he works with, and his biggest struggles creating the web series. Anderson provides advice to aspiring Anacostians.
Interview. Dated 20110210.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Civic leaders  Search this
Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview with Anthony Anderson, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005206
See more items in:
Community and Creativity Project Records
Community and Creativity Project Records / Series 2: Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-01-007-16-ref101

Reel to real : race, sex, and class at the movies / bell hooks

Author:
Hooks, Bell 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
244 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
Motion pictures--Social aspects  Search this
Motion pictures--Political aspects  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors--Interviews  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091360

Half past autumn : the life and works of Gordon Parks / Home Box Office Feature Documentaries presents ; a Mundy Lane Entertainment Production ; in association with Cartouche Entertainment and Chamba Mediaworks, Inc. ; directed by Craig Rice ; written by Lou Potter ; producers, Denzel Washington, St. Clair Bourne

Author:
Rice, Craig  Search this
Potter, Lou  Search this
Washington, Denzel 1954-  Search this
Bourne, St. Clair 1943-2007  Search this
Woodard, Alfre 1953-  Search this
Home Box Office (Firm)  Search this
Mundy Lane Entertainment (Firm)  Search this
Cartouche Entertainment (Firm)  Search this
Chamba Mediaworks  Search this
HBO Video (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Biography
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Date:
2006
2000
[2006]
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
African American novelists  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
video 001538
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082866

Daughters of the dust : the making of an African American woman's film / by Julie Dash with Toni Cade Bambara and Bell Hooks

Author:
Dash, Julie  Search this
Bambara, Toni Cade  Search this
hooks, bell 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Dash, Julie  Search this
Physical description:
173 p. photographs (some col.) : 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1991
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
PN1997.D313343D3 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433619

Oscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmaker / Patrick McGilligan

Title:
Great and only Oscar Micheaux
Author:
McGilligan, Patrick  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 402 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840897

Black film, white money / Jesse Algeron Rhines

Author:
Rhines, Jesse Algeron  Search this
Physical description:
x, 195 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
African Americans in the motion picture industry--History  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures--History  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497992

Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara

Author:
Diawara, Manthia 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 324 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Experimental films--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PN1995.9.N4 B45 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448112

Faces in the mirror : Oscar Micheaux and Spike Lee / John Howard

Author:
Howard, John R. 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Lee, Spike Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
©2009
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Race in motion pictures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091362

Pioneers of African-American cinema / Kino Classics ; Library of Congress ; curated by Charles Musser and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart ; executive producer, Paul D. Miller ; producer, Bret Wood

Commentator:
Musser, Charles  Search this
Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma 1970-  Search this
Wood, Bret  Search this
Berry, Torriano  Search this
Mashon, Mike  Search this
Composer:
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid  Search this
Sosin, Donald  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Matsumura, Makia  Search this
Gal, Rob  Search this
Waymon, Sam  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Porter, Lew 1892-1956  Search this
Contributor:
Combs, Rhea L.  Search this
Elliott, Mary N.  Search this
Film director:
David, C. N.  Search this
Gant, Harry A. 1881-1967  Search this
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961  Search this
Gist, James  Search this
Calnek, Roy  Search this
Perugini, Frank  Search this
Filmmaker:
Jones, Solomon Sir 1869-1936  Search this
Hurston, Zora Neale  Search this
Screenwriter:
Thompson, True T.  Search this
Starkman, David -1947  Search this
Actor:
Williams, Spencer 1893-1969  Search this
Maurice, Richard D.  Search this
Gist, Eloyce 1892-1974  Search this
Preer, Evelyn  Search this
Edwards, Mattie 1866-1944  Search this
Montgomery, Frank 1870-1944  Search this
Chenault, Lawrence 1877-  Search this
Brooks, Clarence  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Gilbert, Mercedes  Search this
Russell, Julia Theresa  Search this
Rodgers, Marshall -1934  Search this
Alexander, Chester A.  Search this
Cornick, Walter  Search this
Robinson, Madame  Search this
Johnson, Lillian  Search this
Mayo, Stella active 1923-1924  Search this
Maxwell, M. C. active 1920-1925  Search this
Criner, Lawrence 1898-1965  Search this
Boyd, Kathryn (Actress)  Search this
Reynolds, Steve (Actor)  Search this
Gilpin, Charles S (Charles Sidney) 1878-1930  Search this
Henderson, Harry  Search this
McCormack, Pearl  Search this
Johnstone, Norman  Search this
Pettus, William E.  Search this
Fields, Sammie  Search this
Brooks, Eunice  Search this
Moore, Charles R. 1893-1947  Search this
Randol, George  Search this
Comathiere, A. B.  Search this
Mahon, Carl  Search this
Calloway, Starr  Search this
Russell, Alice B.  Search this
Cato, Minto 1900-1979  Search this
Bowman, Laura 1881-1957  Search this
Tucker, Lorenzo  Search this
Newsome, Carman  Search this
Lewis, Lucille  Search this
Guy, Barrington  Search this
Brooks, Lucius  Search this
Young, Artie  Search this
Caviness, Cathryn  Search this
Riley, Juanita  Search this
Hardeman, Reather  Search this
Jones, Jas. B (James B.)  Search this
Film producer:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Kahn, Richard C. 1897-1960  Search this
Cinematographer:
Bowser, Pearl 1931-  Search this
Performer:
Jeffries, Herb  Search this
Everett, Francine 1920-1999  Search this
Boykin, David (Saxophonist)  Search this
Heywood, Donald -1967  Search this
Moore, Tim 1887-1958  Search this
Trible, Andrew  Search this
Davis, Amon  Search this
Martin, Sara 1884-1955  Search this
Four Tones (Musical group)  Search this
Interviewee:
Moses, Lucia Lynn 1908-  Search this
Moses, Ethel  Search this
Moses, Julia  Search this
Author:
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Body and soul  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Conquest  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951 Jeff Ballinger's woman  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Arthur, T. S (Timothy Shay) 1809-1885 Ten nights in a bar-room, and what I saw there  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Pratt, William W Ten nights in a bar-room  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Chesnutt, Charles W (Charles Waddell) 1858-1932 House behind the cedars  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset) 1874-1965 Rain  Search this
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Stribling, T. S (Thomas Sigismund) 1881-1965 Birthright  Search this
Screen Snapshots, Inc  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
Production company:
Amegro Films (Firm)  Search this
Colored Players Film Corporation  Search this
Dixie Comedies  Search this
Ebony Film Corp.  Search this
Lincoln Motion Picture Company  Search this
Micheaux Film Corporation  Search this
Norman Film Manufacturing Company  Search this
Norman Studios  Search this
Torriano Film Productions  Search this
Film distributor:
Kino Lorber, Inc.  Search this
Kino Classics (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
5 videodiscs (approximately 1276 min.) : silent and sound, black and white and color tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (76 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Type:
Drama
Comedy films
Independent films
Slapstick comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Race films
Short films
Silent films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
video 001493
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082560

Why we make movies : Black filmmakers talk about the magic of cinema / George Alexander

Author:
Alexander, George 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
2003
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717190

Spike Lee : that's my story and I'm sticking to it / as told to Kaleem Aftab

Author:
Aftab, Kaleem  Search this
Lee, Spike  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Spike  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775465

Oscar Micheaux : a biography : --Dakota homesteader, author, pioneer film maker / Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor

Author:
VanEpps-Taylor, Betti Carol  Search this
Subject:
Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951  Search this
Physical description:
x, 184 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
African American pioneers  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African American novelists  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Call number:
CT275.M615 V36 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_620523

Filles de poussière

Author:
Barlet, Olivier  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Dash, Julie Daughters of the dust  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1998
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
NX2 .A375
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669976

Les résonances de l'Afrique dans les films afro-américains = The echoes of Africa in African American films / Cham M'Bye

Title:
Echoes of Africa in African American films
Author:
Cham, Mbye B  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1998
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
In motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PN1993.5.A35 E27X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_689728

Spike Lee : fast forward

Author:
Fitzgerald, Sharon  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Spike  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
E185.5 .A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502104

Generation X / Spike Lee and Henry Louis Gates

Author:
Lee, Spike  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis Jr  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Spike Interviews  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1992
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
DT433.2 .T772
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530507

Final cut / Spike Lee and Henry Louis Gates

Author:
Lee, Spike  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis Jr  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Spike Interviews  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1991
Topic:
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Call number:
DT433.2 .T772
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530510

Cracks in the shield : Charles Burnett's dialogue with Hollywood

Author:
Mermin, Elizabeth  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burnett, Charles 1944- Glass shield  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
NX1 .N737
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531720

Reel Black talk : a sourcebook of 50 American filmmakers / Spencer Moon ; foreword by George Hill

Author:
Moon, Spencer  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 396 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American motion picture producers and directors--Encyclopedias  Search this
African American motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_541939

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