Black Film Trailblazer's Story from 1920s Told in New Film

December 15, 2014 7:44 PM

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When he found the story of a little-known but highly successful black filmmaker from the 1920s, music producer Bayer Mack knew he had to correct history. Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood is the result of Mack's work. The film tells an important story and places race relations and black history in a more accurate context.

Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) succeeded in several career fields, and his body of work included seven novels and 44 films. Notably, Micheaux successfully made the transition from silent films to "talkies," a switch that eluded many filmmakers including D.W. Griffith.

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