African American Film Critics Association Teams Up With Turner Classic Movies for The Black Experience on Film


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The African American Film Critics Association has partnered with Turner Classic Movies to create a month-long programming event that looks at the portrayal of African Americans in film throughout cinematic history from the 1920s through the 1990s.

The Black Experience on Film will feature 13 acclaimed members of AAFCA as they look at and discuss 32 seminal films. The programming will run every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the month of September beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when AAFCA president Gil Robertson and cultural critic Ronda Racha Penrice look at the racial violence depicted in the 1920 Oscar Micheaux film Within Our Gates and discuss the beauty that is the story of three generations of Gullah women in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust from…

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