This upcoming event at the Tate Modern looks great, with films from Charles Burnett’s ‘Killer of Sheep’ 1977 to Haile Gerima’s ‘Bush Mama’ 1975. There are also films from Julie Dash, Jamaa Fanaka, Larry Clark, Billy Woodberry, Ben Caldwell and Barbara McCullough.
Friday 10 April – Saturday 25 April 2015
Pioneering, provocative and visionary, the LA Rebellion films form a crucial body of work in post-war cinema. In the late 1960s a number of African and African American students entered UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and from the first class through to the 1980s came to represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black cinema practice in the United States.
This season will provide the first opportunity in the UK to explore the full extent of this remarkable period and encounter the artists who pioneered counter-cultural and community-based approaches to filmmaking from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Below is a list of films in the series, but find out more about the L.A. Rebllion Series on the TATE Modern website: LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.
Events in this series
Find out the Story of the L.A. Rebellion here: “In the late 1960s, in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising and against the backdrop of the continuing Civil Rights Movement and the escalating Vietnam War, a group of African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color (also including Asian, Chicano and Native American communities). Now referred to as the ‘L.A. Rebellion,'” … The Story of L.A. Rebellion