Screenplays Of The African-American Experience

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Six independent African American filmmakers, including Charles Burnett, director of the film To Sleep with Anger, are represented in this collection by screenplays produced from 1973 to 1989. They speak in their own voice, a black voice which has resisted the cultural dominance of Hollywood. Phyllis Rauch Klotman introduces each screenplay provides a biographical sketch of the filmmaker, and lists the casts and production credits for each film: Ganja and Hess, Killer of Sheep, Losing Ground, Illusions, A Different Image, and Sidewalk Stories.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253206336
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Series: Blacks in the Diaspora Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contemporary African American Filmakers and Echoes of the Past
A Note on the Film Scripts

Bill Gunn
Biographical Sketch

Ganja and Hess
Cast and Production Credits

Charles Burnett
Biographical sketch

Killer of Sheep
Cast and Production Credits

Kathleen Collins
Biographical Sketch

Losing Ground
Cast and Production Credits

Julie Dash
Biographical Sketch

Cast and Production Credits

Alile Sharon Larkin
Biographical Sketch

A Different Image
Cast and Production Credits

Charles Lane
Biographical Sketch

Sidewalk Stories
Cast and Production Credits

Indiana University Press

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