THE CLASS OF 1989 Episodes

S1. Ep. 1: Ladies First and Last

1989 was not the year of the Black woman in film. The Color Purple was one of the few feature films in the 80s that centered on Black women, and it wouldn’t be until 1992 that a Black woman would get theatrical distribution directing a film about Black women. Just

S1. Ep. 0: The Class of '89 Syllabus

Vincent Williams and Len Webb of the Micheaux Mission premiere their new series with a brief introduction to the six films they’ll study in their 6-part course: A Dry White Season, Do The Right Thing, Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, Harlem Nights and Lean On Me. Produced by the Podglomerate. For

Introducing The Class of 1989

In the 1980s, there were only 63 Black films by, for, or about Black Americans. But in the 1990s, that number quadrupled, with 220 Black films making their way to cinema screens nationwide. What sparked this “Black New Wave?” Who blazed this path for contemporaries like Ava DuVernay, Kasi Lemmons

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