1920. USA. Dir: Oscar Micheaux. With Evelyn Preer. 79 min.
Lost for decades, this silent film stands as the oldest surviving work by an African-American filmmaker. The prolific Micheaux, directing a largely Black cast, offers an unflinching portrayal of race relations in post-WWI America via the tale of a heartbroken woman’s attempt to save a poor school in the Deep South.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.