Re: Civil Rights films (multiple responses) (fwd)

Sat, 6 Jan 1996 13:52:46 -0500 (EST)

Sender: (S. Graw)
Subject: Re: Civil Rights films (multiple responses)

Responding to quest for Civil Rights Era films: remember Leroi Jones (Amiri
Imamu Baraka), radical chic of the time, now just another prolific talent
without Crown Books allure? One of his plays, "Dutchman," (I believe it's
one half of Baraka's two-part "The Dutchman and the Slave") exists as a
film: a two character stunner, black man, white (fey) chick on the subway.
Definitely not a token (tokin'?) effort........ sgraw
* From: Steve Graw
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Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 20:56:49 -0500
From: Stu Shiffman and Andi Shechter <>
To: sixties@jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Subject: Re: Civil Rights films (multiple responses)

Sender: (Stu Shiffman and Andi Shechter)
Subject: Re: Civil Rights films (multiple responses)

Renny mentioned "Thunderheart" about Pine Ridge - there's also the
documentary "Incident at Oglala", which I'd recommend as a clear film on
what happened in SD and seems to match the PEter Mattheisen tome about the
entire event.

I'd also agree with Sharon on the film "Long Walk Home". I liked that it
wasn't very sentimentalized, but showed people acting as real people do -
well-intended, at times, liberals who think they're being kind, and normal,
everyday people pushed to the limit by circumstances.
Andi Shechter