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Hooray for Hollywood

Race in Film — Part One

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Feb 25, 10:00am
Rowe Center 10:00am
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Hooray for Hollywood
Race in Film — Part One

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Rick Harris, lecturer

For decades, American film confirmed and embodied the unequal treatment of black Americans. As complicated as this story is, there is no doubt it is one with a remarkable cast of the famous and the infamous: D.W.  Griffiths, Sidney Poitier, Spike Lee, Tarzan, Lena Horne, Stepin Fetchit, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Lorraine Hansberry, Denzel Washington and many others. Films illustrated will include Birth of a Nation, Do the Right Thing, Sounder, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Moonlight, Boyz in the Hood and many others that typify a too-easily disregarded part of America’s film history.

This presentation is part of Rick Harris' Hooray for Hollywood series.

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Rick Harris

Rick Harris

Rick Harris's productions for Harper Audio have earned 14 Grammy Award nominations and one Grammy Award. Harris was drama critic for WBAI-FM radio in New York City for 25 years.


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