Join Dr. Artel Great, the SFSU George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in African American Cinema Studies for this four-session seminar exploring the hidden histories of Black cinema and social change. Over the course of our seminar sessions, we will analyze a range of feature films, both documentary and narrative, that highlight the intellectual history, aesthetic practices, and cultural politics of Black cinema and examine how these films have managed to forecast, initiate, and visualize social change in a wide variety of contexts from Black silent era films to Blaxploitation, the L.A. Rebellion and beyond.
Week 1- I Am Not Your Negro [1.12.22]
Week 2- The Spook Who Sat by the Door [1.19.22]
Week 3- Hollywood Shuffle [1.26.22]
Week 4- Marvel’s Black Panther [2.2.22]