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Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971

  • Art, Film and video
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Miracle Mile
The Nicholas Brothers
Image: The Nicholas Brothers – Fayard Nicholas (left) and Harold Nicholas (right) – in a scene from Stormy Weather (USA, 1943), gelatin silver print, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Time Out says

Though you can linearly chart decades of Oscars winners, you can’t really do the same with the history of cinema: There are many stories that have pushed the medium forward, as the new Academy Museum’s collection competently spells out. So to follow its retrospective of beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki, the L.A. museum will next focus on nearly an entire century of often-overlooked cinema. A collaboration with Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, “Regeneration” dives into the works of Black filmmakers from the birth of the motion picture industry through the Civil Rights era. Set to debut in the second half of 2022, the research-driven exhibition counts filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Charles Burnett among its advisers.


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
Included in admission ($25)

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