Re: Black Women in Film

Gary Handman (
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:41:19 -0700 (PDT)

<italic>Lavender Limelight</italic> features (among other lesbian
filmmakers), an interview with Cheryl Dunye.

Julie Dash made a film, <italic>Illusions</italic>, which is a fictitious
piece on a black woman filmmaker

(Story takes place in 1942 and is about Mignon Dupree, a black woman
studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a black woman
who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. The film follows the
struggles of the women as well as the use of motion picture films in
Hollywood during wartime)

At 10:14 AM 10/29/1999 -0700, you wrote:

>Although, Calling the Shots (1989 Direct Cinema) deals primarily with

>women fimmakers, there are interviews with at least one woman filmmaker

>color. Also, Women Make Movies distributes The Cinematic Jazz of Julie


>I'm afraid that's all I can think of in a rush.




>At 09:28 AM 10/29/99 -0700, you wrote:

>>For a professor here I'm trying to locate *documentaries* about black

>>women in film -- working in any capacity, but most likely as actresses

>>directors. I don't need the titles of films with black women. I'm

>>specifically looking for documentaries about these women. Thanks...




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