Tan, Kathy-Ann, PD Dr.
Race, Class and a New Black Cinema: Films of the L.A. Rebellion
In this seminar, we will focus on the seminal work of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of Black filmmakers from UCLA who, in the late 1960s â and against the political backdrop of the Watts Uprising, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War â began to produce an "alternative" American cinema (to that of Hollywood) that depicted the everyday lives, socio-political circumstances and economic hardships of communities of color in Los Angeles and beyond. We will examine how these films created a "New Black Cinemaâ whose visual aesthetic not only challenged that of Hollywood's blaxploitation films of the 70s, but was also highly influential on subsequent Black cinema (e.g. the films of Spike Lee and John Singleton) of the 80s to the present day. Our discussions will center around the L.A. Rebellion's critical engagement with issues of race, class and gender; its impact on racial and cultural relations in the 1960s, 70s and 80s; and its implications for Black cinema today.
Mi, 26.10.2016 09:15-17:45, Neuphilologicum, 121
Do, 27.10.2016 09:15-17:45, Neuphilologicum, 215
Fr, 28.10.2016 09:15-17:45, Neuphilologicum, 005
Sa, 29.10.2016 09:15-14:00, Neuphilologicum, 406
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