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The Blood of Jesus
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directed by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969; produced by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969, Amegro Films and Sack Amusement Enterprises (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1941), 56 mins
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Spencer Williams, is about a woman who is accidentally shot by her husband, suspends between life and death, and has an encounter with an agent of the devil.
directed by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969; produced by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969, Amegro Films and Sack Amusement Enterprises (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1941), 56 mins
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The Darktown Revue
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directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Alice B. Russell, 1892-1984 and Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 18 mins
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, The Darktown Revue, directed by Oscar Micheaux features a choir and comedy routines.
directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Alice B. Russell, 1892-1984 and Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 18 mins
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Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.
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directed by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969; produced by Bert Goldberg, fl. 1946, Sack Amusement Enterprises (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1946), 1 hour
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Spencer Williams, is about a nightclub singer from Harlem who headline an act in "Rinidad", an island in the Caribbean.
directed by Spencer Williams, 1893-1969; produced by Bert Goldberg, fl. 1946, Sack Amusement Enterprises (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1946), 1 hour
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The Exile
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directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Frank Schiffman, 1894-1974, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 18 mins
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about an African American socialite in Chicago who took over a mansion recently abandoned by its previous white owners because African Americans had moved int...
directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Frank Schiffman, 1894-1974, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 18 mins
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Hot Biskits
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directed by Spencer Williams, 1889-1965; produced by Dixie Comedies (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 10 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

This film, written and directed by Spencer Williams, is about a high-stakes game of mini-golf.

directed by Spencer Williams, 1889-1965; produced by Dixie Comedies (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 10 mins
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Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1, Mercy the Mummy Mumbled
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directed by R. W. Phillips, 1890-; produced by Luther Pollard, fl. 1918, Ebony Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 13 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

In Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled, a man vying for the affections of a scientist's daughter concocts a ruse whereupon he has another man to disguise as a mummy to give to the scientist for "scientific pu...

directed by R. W. Phillips, 1890-; produced by Luther Pollard, fl. 1918, Ebony Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 13 mins
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Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2, The Scar of Shame
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directed by Frank Peregini, 1888-1967; produced by David Starkman, 1885-1947, Colored Players Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 27 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

A gifted pianist (Harry Henderson) falls in love with a common woman (Lucia Lynn Moses) and saves her from a life of poverty. However, he is reluctant to let her meet his mother, out of fear that she...

directed by Frank Peregini, 1888-1967; produced by David Starkman, 1885-1947, Colored Players Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 27 mins
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Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2, Ten Nights in a Bar Room
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directed by Roy Calnek, fl. 1921-1927; produced by Colored Players Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 4 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

Based on the popular temperance poem by Timothy Shay Arthur, this rarely-seen version was performed by an African-American cast, and features an especially compelling performance by Charles Gilpin. It...

directed by Roy Calnek, fl. 1921-1927; produced by Colored Players Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 2 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 4 mins
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Birthright: A Story of the Negro - and the South
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directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Alice B. Russell, 1892-1984 and Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 14 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about an African American Harvard graduate who returns home to the South and confronts racism.

directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Alice B. Russell, 1892-1984 and Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 14 mins
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Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1, A Reckless Rover
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directed by C. N. David, fl. 1918; produced by Luther Pollard, fl. 1918, Ebony Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1918), 14 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

In A Reckless Rover, vagabond Rastus Jones gets chased out of a boarding house by a police officer, eventually hiding in a Chinese laundry where hijinks ensues.

directed by C. N. David, fl. 1918; produced by Luther Pollard, fl. 1918, Ebony Film Corporation, in Pioneers of African-American Cinema, Disc 1 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1918), 14 mins
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