August 21, 2022 – July 16, 2023

Black Cinema 1898–1971

The rich history of Black participation in American cinema from its beginnings to just beyond the civil rights movement


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The Regeneration microsite is the show's permanent digital home. In addition to original articles, essays, and curricular materials, the site offers introductory excerpts of the exhibition's print catalogue and an interactive database capturing the films, filmmakers, and production companies examined in the show.

Exhibition Catalogue

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The Regeneration exhibition catalogue amplifies the underrepresented history of Black film in colorful and striking detail. The book features an in-depth curatorial essay, scholarly case-studies, an extensive filmography and chronology, and interviews with award-winning contemporary Black filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins and Dawn Porter.

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