Screenplays of the African American experience

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Indiana University Press, 1991 - Drama - 265 pages
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Six independent African American filmmakers, including Charles Burnett, director of the film To Sleep with Anger, are represented in this collection by screenplays produced from 1973 to 1989. They speak in their own voice, a black voice which has resisted the cultural dominance of Hollywood. Phyllis Rauch Klotman introduces each screenplay provides a biographical sketch of the filmmaker, and lists the casts and production credits for each film: Ganja and Hess, Killer of Sheep, Losing Ground, Illusions, A Different Image, and Sidewalk Stories.

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BILL GUNN
11
CHARLES BURNETT
91
KATHLEEN COLLINS
119
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About the author (1991)

PHYLLIS R. KLOTMAN is founder of the Indiana University Black Film Archive and Professor Emerita of Afro-American Studies. She is the author of Another Man Gone: The Black Runner in Contemporary Afro-American Literature and the editor of Screenplays of the African American Experience, Struggles for Representation: African American Film and Video, and Humanities through the Black Experience.

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