Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971

Regeneration accompanies a first-of-its-kind exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures exploring seven decades of Black participation in American cinema.

Amplifying this underrepresented history in colorful and striking detail, the book features an in-depth curatorial essay and scholarly case-study texts on topics such as early Black independent filmmaking, Black spectatorship during the Jim Crow era and home movies as an essential form of Black self-representation. The volume also makes meaningful connections to the present through interviews with award-winning contemporary Black filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins and Dawn Porter. An extensive filmography and chronology offer an essential resource for anyone interested in Black cinema, while images of contemporary visual artworks further illustrate the volume throughout.

Editor(s): Doris Berger, Rhea L. Combs
Author(s): Donald Bogle, Cara Caddoo, Terri Simone Francis, Michael Boyce Gillespie, Whoopi Goldbery, 

J. Raúl Guzmán, Shola Lynch, Ron Magliozzi, Ellen C. Scott, Jacqueline N. Stewart

Delmonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 2022
288 p, × 12 in.