SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PITCHING CONTEST WINNER
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PITCHING CONTEST WINNER!
UPCOMING SCREENINGS (Short Film)
"The Young Oscar Micheaux"
Written and Directed by J.D. Walker
Hollywood, CA Saturday, December 14; 10:30am
Friday, January 17, 2014; 6:30pm
Friday, January 31; 7:30pm
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Charlotte Black Film Festival Saturday, March 3; 10:00am
Sunday, June 15, 2014 ; 3:00pmYoshi's - Jazz Heritage Center1320 Fillmore StreetSan Francisco, CA
About the Film
In 1918, Oscar Micheaux became the first independent Black director to produce a feature length film that was longer than three reels long. His first moving picture, "The Homesteader," was produced in 1918 and it was eight reels long. Oscar Micheaux was also the first independent Black director to successfully transition to talkies. During a span of nearly three decades, Micheaux produced over 40 feature length films and wrote over 7 novels. This biopic celebrates his life, achievements, and journey to get his feature films distributed in the racist south. Sundance pitching contest winner and Howard University alum, JD Walker, writes this historical drama about Oscar's journey from the bitter racist south up north to Chicago where he struggles to produce race movies for the people.
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