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Pioneers of African American Cinema: Birthright (1938)

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  • Fri, Mar 3

Director: Oscar Micheaux Run Time: 120 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1938

Starring: Allen Lee, Columbus Jackson, Herbert E. Jelley, Laura Bowman, Tom Dillon

Country: United States
Language: English

Pioneers of African American Cinema — Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by opening remarks and presentation at 7:00 p.m. The Gallery at Gateway Film Center is open for viewing throughout the evening.

An idealistic young Harvard graduate attempts to establish a school in a rural location, but encounters opposition from both the black and white communities. The restoration of Oscar Micheaux's Birthright (1938) was derived from the only known surviving 35mm print.

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