Exhibition: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 - 1971
The newest temporary exhibition of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures reveals the important and underrecognized history of African American filmmakers in the development of American cinema.
The exhibition is the first of its kind—a research-driven, in-depth look at Black participation in American filmmaking. Regeneration highlights the work of independent African American filmmakers and creates dialogues with visual artists. The goal is to redefine US film history by elevating this underrepresented aspect of artistic production and presenting a more inclusive story.
Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 - 1971 runs from August 21, 2022, through April 9, 2023.
Image credits: L-R Paul Robeson in The Emperor Jones (1933); Louise Beavers, Monte Hawley and Reginald Fenderson in a scene from Reform School (1932); Barbara O. Jones and Bernie Casey, in a scene from Black Chariot (1971); The Nicholas Brothers in a scene from Stormy Weather (1943), Fayard Nicholas, left, and Harold Nicholas, in Stormy Weather (1950). Courtesy Margaret Herrick Library, © Twentieth Century Fox.