Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation And Advancing An Independent Black Cinema (1984)
Images of African-Americans in film from the era of "The Birth of a Nation" to that of "Beverly Hills Cop" are explored in this documentary. Diahnne Abbott, Jim Brown, Rosalind Cash, "black Valentino" Lorenzo Tucker, Alfre Woodard, and others reflect on the struggle for silver screen equality that took shape in the films of Oscar Micheaux, the "blaxploitation" genre, and the careers of Hollywood breakouts like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. 75 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
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