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Screenplays of the African American Experience

Screenplays of the African American Experience
Your Price: $24.95 CDN
Author: Phyllis R. Klotman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 284
Pub. Date: 1991
ISBN-10: 0253206332
ISBN-13: 9780253206336

About the Book:

In Screenplays of the African American Experience six independent African American filmmakers, including Charles Burnett, director of the film To Sleep with Anger, are represented in this collection by screenplays produced from 1973 to 1989. They speak in their own voice, a black voice which has resisted the cultural dominance of Hollywood. Phyllis Rauch Klotman introduces each screenplay, provides a biographical sketch of the filmmaker, and lists the casts and production credits for each film: Ganja and Hess, Killer of Sheep, Losing Ground, Illusions, A Different Image, and Sidewalk Stories.

About the Author:

Phyllis R. Klotman is Professor of Afro American Studies and American and Film Studies, and Founding Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University. She has published five books and over 30 articles and essays on African American literature and film, including Screenplays of the African American Experience.