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At the Chazen: African-American Pioneers

Within Our Gates | USA | 1920 | HD Projection | 79 min. Director: Oscar Micheaux

Event Details

Thursday, February 7, 2019
7 p.m.
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.