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L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

edited by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart
Format
Book
Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Language
English
Variant Title
Los Angeles Rebellion
ISBN
9780520284678, 0520284674, 9780520284685, 0520284682, 9780520960435, 0520960432
Summary
"L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of African and African American independent film and video artists that formed at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1970s and 1980s. The group--including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Billy Woodberry, Jamaa Fanaka, and Zeinabu irene Davis--shared a desire to create alternatives to the dominant modes of narrative, style, and practice in American cinema, works that reflected the full complexity of Black experiences. This landmark collection of essays and oral histories examines the creative output of the L.A. Rebellion, contextualizing the group's film practices and offering sustained analyses of the wide range of works, with particular attention to newly discovered films and lesser-known filmmakers. Based on extensive archival work and preservation, this collection includes a complete filmography of the movement, over 100 illustrations (most of which are previously unpublished), and a bibliography of primary and secondary materials. This is an indispensible sourcebook for scholars and enthusiasts, establishing the key role played by the L.A. Rebellion within the histories of cinema, Black visual culture, and postwar art in Los Angeles"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Preface: Once upon a time in the West . . . L.A. Rebellion / Clyde Taylor
  • Introduction: Emancipating the image-the L.A. Rebellion of black filmmakers /Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart
  • Threads and nets: the L.A. Rebellion in retrospect and in motion / Chuck Kleinhans
  • Rebellious unlearning: UCLA Project One films (1967-1978) / Allyson Nadia Field
  • Tough enough: Blaxploitation and the L.A. Rebellion / Jan-Christopher Horak
  • Anticipations of the rebellion: black music and politics in some earlier cinemas / David E. James
  • Re/soundings: music and the political goals of the L.A. Rebellion / Morgan Woolsey
  • Struggles for the Sign in the Black Atlantic: Los Angeles collective of black filmmakers / Michael T. Martin
  • Bruising moments: affect and the L.A. Rebellion / Samantha N. Sheppard
  • The L.A. Rebellion plays itself / Jacqueline Najuma Stewart
  • Encountering the rebellion: liquid blackness reflects on the expansive possibilities of the L.A. Rebellion films / Alessandra Raengo
  • L.A. Rebellion oral histories.
Description
xxviii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes filmography (pages 355-402), bibliographical references (pages 403-425) and index.
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