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  • Ethnographic Films

    Ethnographic Films


    It's been more than 80 years since Zora Neale Hurston filmed her ethnographic documentaries, yet we're still far from having any definitive releases of her work!* I call this Fieldwork Footage (II), a 15-minute compilation on the 2018 Kino Lorber Blu-ray set - they've also titled it Ethnographic Films. Kino titled 8 chapters in this compilation of people at a baseball game, childen dancing and playing, etc. RenΓ©e Clark Baker & the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project provide the jazz soundtrack for…

  • Swing for Your Supper

    Swing for Your Supper


    May 5th, 1941 - The Soundies debut of Dorothy Dandridge, and the first to star a Black performer. Cee Pee Johnson kills it on drums, and the dance crew is on fire, too!

    This is a lively example of the 200 Soundies collected in the new Kino Lorber Blu-ray set. So far, this is the Blu-ray release of the year. A monumental record of a cultural phenomenon from 1940 to 1947. And the picture quality is miles above what you…

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  • 'Ofeina'o Lesieli

    'Ofeina'o Lesieli


    A touching short doc about Lesieli, a Tongan with Down syndrome, benefiting from a table tennis program called Smash Down Barriers (still active in 2024). The film ends with brief scenes of people in the program from nearby Kiribati, Thailand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station

    Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station

    Most likely, you have NOT seen this film or flipbook. As of 2020, it has been identified as Méliès' JOINVILLE station - see details here: boxd.it/5S69aH

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