Exploring Documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement with Black Camera and the BFC/A

Today marks the 54th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations. In honor of this historic event, we invite you to explore Indiana University’s Black Film Center and Archive, home of Black Camera, the international film journal.

‘Film History’ Essay Wins SCMS Award

Eric Dienstfrey’s “The Myth of Speakers: A Critical Reexamination of Dolby History,” (Film History 28.1) has won this year’s Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies – the premiere international scholarly organization in cinema and media studies.

New releases for April

Happily Ever After Happily Ever After
The Romance Story in Popular Culture
Catherine M. Roach

"Roach's attempt to do emotional justice to the genre should satisfy academics and fans alike."… READ MORE

Alternative Oscar Nominees for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to offer a viewing list of alternative nominees—historic Black films that could have been great contenders for Oscar wins, but for one reason or another were never nominated.