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    Directed by Reverend Solomon Sir Jones • 1924–1928 • United States

    Amateur photographer Reverend Solomon Sir Jones used his 16 mm camera to capture candid glimpses of life in the African American communities of rural Oklahoma.

  • Verdict: Not Guilty

    Directed by James Gist and Eloyce Gist • 1933 • United States

    In this surreal filmed pageant—presided over by a horrific skull-faced jailer in a nun’s habit—a woman faces the throne of judgment and must account her iniquities to earn God’s mercy.

  • Heaven-Bound Travelers

    Directed by James Gist and Eloyce Gist • 1935 • United States

    Presented here are the only identified fragments of James and Eloyce Gist’s little-known follow-up to HELL-BOUND TRAIN: HEAVEN-BOUND TRAVELERS. A man wrongfully accuses his wife (Eloyce Gist) of adultery and banishes her (and their da...