Black Independents, Vol. 1, February 2020

BLACK INDEPENDENTS
VOL. I
FEBRUARY 2020


In observation of Black History Month, Ragtag Cinema celebrates the legacy of black filmmaking in America. Throughout its history, these filmmakers have challenged popular representations of blackness, as well as the system of film production and distribution. Independent by necessity and largely unseen outside of limited circles, BLACK INDEPENDENTS will exhibit and explore four unique films throughout the month of February that survey the varied waves of black independent cinema.

  • Killer of Sheep / directed by Charles Burnett / 1978 / 80 min. / 2/4 & 2/6 
  • The Watermelon Woman / directed by Cheryl Dunye / 1996 / 90 min. / 2/11 & 2/13
  • Medicine For Melancholy / directed by Barry Jenkins / 2008 / 88 min. / 2/17 & 2/20
  • Sidewalk Stories / directed by Charles Lane / 1989 / 97 min. / 2/25 & 2/27
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