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Up Next in Part 1: Feature Films

  • Hell-Bound Train

    Directed by James Gist and Eloyce Gist • 1930 • United States

    HELL-BOUND TRAIN is arguably the most significant rediscovery in Pioneers of African American Cinema. The film is the work of self-taught filmmakers James and Eloyce Gist, African American evangelists who employed cinema as a tool for...

  • The Exile

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1931 • United States
    Starring Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Nora Newsome

    THE EXILE is the earliest surviving sound feature by an African American filmmaker. Director Oscar Micheaux responds to the arrival of sound with a change in his visual style, indulging in len...

  • The Girl from Chicago

    Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1932 • United States
    Starring Carl Mahon, Star Calloway, Alice B. Russell

    A remake of director Oscar Micheaux’s now-lost 1926 silent film THE SPIDER’S WEB, THE GIRL FROM CHICAGO is another film that explores the cultural rift between the urban and the rural, set in b...