LOCATION: The Preservery - 3040 Blake St
EVENT CATEGORY: Film
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Wed, Feb 5, 2020 - Wed, Feb 19, 2020 Wednesdays 7pm
Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates
Wednesday, February 5, 7-9pm
Our third silent film collection highlights one of the great unsung forefathers of African American filmmaking -- Oscar Micheaux. In the early years of cinema, at a time when bigotry and racism in films like Birth of a Nation went unchallenged, Oscar Micheaux made films that called out this racism. Within Our Gates tells the story of a mixed-race woman who leaves her southern home to raise funds in the north for a rural school. It is an examination of racism in the north and south at the time, and reflects Micheux’s values.
Oscar Micheaux’s The Symbol of the Unconquered
Wednesday, February 12, 7-9pm
Our third silent film collection continues with another film from Oscar Micheaux, who worked tirelessly to create a cinematic foundation for other African Americans to build on. He explored racism in the United States through powerful moving images. The Symbol of the Unconquered is the story of a black woman who inherits land from her grandfather and then must battle the Ku Klux Klan when they learn the land is a vast oil reserve.
Oscar Micheaux’s Body and Soul
Wednesday, February 19, 7-9pm
Join us for this final presentation in our silent film tribute to African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. “Body and Soul is a 1925 race film produced, written, directed, and distributed by Micheaux and starring Paul Robeson in his motion picture debut. In 2019, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Film Registry for being ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant’” -- from Wikipedia.
The Preservery is hosting in their dining room, so you’ll have a wonderful selection of menu items and beverages from which to choose.
Please register at www.denverlibrary.org/rinopopup