FROM SILENT FILM TO BLAXPLOITATION: THE FILM DETECTIVE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH 70 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA HISTORY
Witness 28 films in cinematic history that led to the iconic Oscar-winners and blockbusters we see today.
Rockport, MA -- The Film Detective, a classic film and television company that restores and distributes vintage films for today's cord cutters, announces a lineup of prominent African-American films in honor of Black History Month.
Beginning February 1st, the Featured category on the company's app will refresh daily, providing a range of films from the 1920's to the 1990's to highlight the achievements in African-American cinema during the last century.
Dominating the lineup are four Oscar Micheaux films including Within Our Gates, Micheaux's 1920 film, considered to be the earliest known surviving film directed by someone of African-American decent. Other Micheaux titles are Murder in Harlem (1935), Lying Lips (1939) starring Edna Mae Harris, and God's Stepchildren (1938), at once praised as a masterpiece and denounced as racially stereotypical. For those who want to learn more about the ground-breaking director, The Film Detective has produced an original tribute available on the app that provides a short history of Micheaux's career.