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Directed by Les Blank • 1973 • United States
A portrait of black Creole life in the Louisiana Delta.
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Directed by Charles Burnett • 1973 • United States
A young boy keeps a horse company during its last moments of life in Charles Burnett’s spare, lyrical student film, which poignantly contrasts the callousness of adults with the empathy of children.
Directed by Franco Rosso • 1980 • United Kingdom, Italy
Starring Brinsley Forde, David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird
A long-lost reggae classic reemerges. Suppressed following its Cannes premiere for fear that it would stoke racial tension, Franco Rosso’s incendiary portrait of sound-system culture...
Directed by Bill Gunn • 1980 • United States
Starring Vertamae Grosvenor, Walter Cotton, Jim Wright
Bill Gunn’s follow-up to his underground landmark GANJA & HESS was the result of an extraordinary collaboration with renowned writer Ishmael Reed, who described the project as a “meta–soap ope...