At the Chazen: African-American Pioneers
Within Our Gates | USA | 1920 | HD Projection | 79 min. Director: Oscar Micheaux
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Cast: Evelyn Preer, William Starks, Mattie Edwards The earliest existing example of a feature film directed by an African-American, Within Our Gates was actually the second feature from pioneering independent filmmaker Micheaux. The compelling story of an idealistic young woman’s attempts to raise money for an elementary school in the black community is particularly distinguished by Micheaux’s radical use of flashbacks.