The Cinematheque Film Series presents weekly film series on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in either White Hall 205 or 208 at Emory University during the school year. The series is a collaboration between Emory College and the Department of Film and Media Studies, showing a series of outstanding films, typically in 35mm or DCP, from world cinema with an introduction by Emory faculty members. The weekly screenings are free and open to the public.
This semester's Emory Cinematheque series features "Black Lives on the Small Screen," which takes a long look at the television created for, targeted toward and most often written by African-Americans. Showcasing both non-fictional and fictional programs, the series’ span extends from late 20th century offerings to present day.
In addition, the Cinematheque will host both nationally renowned television scholars as well as television writers, producers, and show runners to introduce and lead audiences in a question and answer period following screenings.
The series is curated by Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, associate professor of television in Emory's Department of Film and Media Studies.
The "Black Lives on the Small Screen" has been generously supported by the:
Hightower Fund at Emory
Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory
Department of African-American Studies at Emory
Department of Theater Studies at Emory
Click on the movie title to view a description of each film.