Oscar Micheaux (1884 - 1951) was one of 11 children of former slaves, and grew up in Metropolis, Ilinois. Considered the "Dean of Early Black American Cinema", the Producers Guild of America states that Micheaux is "The most prolific black - if not most prolific independent - filmmaker in American ci
“For me, cinema is sorcery, a creative way to interact with the world in order to rearrange perception and expand consciousness, both the viewers and my own”
Called “Brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today” by The Los Angeles Times, Nina Menkes synthesizes inn
Dorothy Arzner claimed she didn't have to rely on directing to keep food on the table. She always insisted she could do what she wanted, how she wanted, and filmmaking was just one area in which she would have her way.
Arzner grew up in Los Angeles where her parents owned a restaurant frequented b
Most artists, at one time or another, fall out of public favor. But few have fallen so completely, so dramatically, and so fast from the zenith as Michael Powell. From its glory days of the '40s, his career saw a premature burial when British film fell in love with gritty realism in the '60s and '70s