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Maysles (NYC) Celebrates Last Night Of Black History Month w/ Blacks In Experimental Film Series

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 28, 2014 at 3:13PM

Maysles (NYC) Celebrates Last Night Of Black History Month w/ Blacks In Experimental Film Series
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Say goodbye to another Black History Month celebration at the Maysles tonight (if you're in NYC anyway), with a night of experimental cinema in a series titled Blacks In Experimental Film - Lost & Forgotten Images of Blacks on Film.

Screenings, curated by 8mm Anonymous, feature only short films shot on reg 8mm and Super8 (Sound) film,

Start time is 7pm tonightFebruary 28th.

For tickets, click HERE.

The full story, including all the films in the lineup, follows below, via Maysles:

Will feature Lois Towles, acclaimed concert pianist and sister of pioneering model Dorothea Towles.  A graduate of Wiley College (of "The Great Debaters" fame), Towles sang with Fisk University's choir and later became a member of the school's music faculty. 

The evening will also be dedicated to the memory of Richard Caesar, Tuskeegee Airman/dentist & husband of Lois Towles, who died over 2 years ago. Will also include an art show ("Centennial of Lois Towles") commemorating what would have been her 100th birthday. 

Films shown will most likely include the following:

Jack Johnson v. Frank Noran (Reg. 8mm, silent, b&w, c. 12 mins., 1914, re-shot/transferred from 35mm (originally) onto 8mm)

Live Rome Movie footage of Minstrel Show of The 1939-1940 San Francisco/Treasure Island World's Fair (Reg. 8mm, silent, b&w/sepia. 1939-1940.c. 12 mins.)

The Harlem Globetrotters (Castle Films, Reg. 8mm, silent, b&w, c. 12 mins., 1950's)

Black & Tan Fantasy w/ Duke Ellington (Super8Sound, b&w, c. 3 mins., 1928.)

Black Home Movie/Travel Footage of Europe (Italy) from the 50's (Anonymous Reg. 8mm, silent color, c. 12 mins., 1950's.)

An Excerpt from 'Aunt Lois' w/ Dorothea Towles, her sister (Super8Sound, color, c. 3 mins., 1997.)

Black Home Movie footage from The 50's (Anonymous, Reg. 8mm, silent, color, c. 12 mins., 1950's.)

Black Super 8 Sound Home Movie Footage of Jim Jones' People's Temple (Super8Sound, color, c. 3 mins., 1970's.)

Footage Shot Out The Window of a Plane Heading from San Francisco to New York Set to Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' (Sequel to 'Footage Shot of The Window of a Plane Heading from New York to San Francisco. ) (Super8Sound, color, 3 mins., 1994.)

Tuskeegee Airman Home Movie Footage of Russia (Anonymous, Reg. 8mm, color, c. 20 mins., 1959.)

" An evening of short films, featuring reportedly incendiary images of African Americans."  Time Out New York.

"I hate to be a representative of a race, tacked on for that reason alone.  If I can do something beyond that, then it's all right." &, "I could never have done what I was able to do without the help of others. I can't return that help to the people who helped me, but perhaps I can return it to the others who are in need."  Lois Towles

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