Sunday, December 16, 2018

#BLACKLOVEMATTERS: 120-Year-Old RESTORED SILENT FILM Is TESTIMONY To BLACK LOVE & AFFECTION!!!



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Last week, Actresses TRACEE ELLOS ROSS and VIOLA DAVIS both reposted a wonderful piece of cinematic history, the recently-restored 1898 silent film SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS, which has been announced as having been added to the LIBRARY Of CONGRESS NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY!!!

SHADOW & ACT reports the film stars Dance Partners/Vaudeville Actors GERTIE BROWN and SAINT SUTTLE, was recently discovered by film experts from the University of Chicago and University of Southern California, and, is the First Film to Feature a Black Couple in an On-Screen Kiss.

UNIVERSITY Of CHICAGO Black Cinema Expert ALLYSON NADIA FIELD was part of the team who helped identify the film, and she said both The KISS and SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS showcase the varying attitudes towards BLACKNESS In CINEMA

ALLYSON NADIA FIELD said;
"This artifact helps us think more critically about the relationship between race and performance in early cinema. It's not a corrective to all the racialized misrepresentation, but it shows us that that's not the only thing that was going on." 


25 FILMS Added To LIBRARY Of CONGRESS NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY For 2018:

1. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
2. Broadcast News (1987)
3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
4. Cinderella (1950)
5. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
6. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
7. Eve’s Bayou (1997)
8. The Girl Without a Soul (1917)
9. Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People (1984)
10. Hearts and Minds (1974)
11. Hud (1963)
12. The Informer (1935)
13. Jurassic Park (1993)
14. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
15. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
16. Monterey Pop (1968)
17. My Fair Lady (1964)
18. The Navigator (1924)
19. On the Town (1949)
20. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
21. Pickup on South Street (1953)
22. Rebecca (1940)
23. The Shining (1980)
24. Smoke Signals (1998)
25. Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)

ENJOY our Librarian of Congress Dr. CARLA HAYDEN announcing the 25 films being added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry for 2018 because of their cultural, historical, and aesthetic contributions to our national cinematic heritage.


-CCG












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Seeing images of Black love and Black joy is special. We do not get enough of this. And this is from 1898. Read below. #Repost @violadavis ・・・ Love, love, love this!!! πŸ˜©πŸ˜­πŸ˜€πŸ˜ ・・・ We’re not crying you are😭😩 We stumbled across this on Twitter and haven’t been able to stop watching it ever since😍☺️ Film scholars restored this 1898 silent-film titled, Something Good-Negro Kiss, and it is thought to be the earliest depiction of #BlackLove. And YES the music you hear is from another #BlackLove gem, "Agape" by @nicholasbritell from the #BealeStreet❣ Soundtrack. Such a beautiful reminder of why we do what we doπŸ™ŒπŸΎ πŸŽ₯: @kyalbr #blacklove #thisisblacklove #getthisblacklove #vintage #somethinggoodnegro #nationalfilmregistry #history #blackhistory #Repost @blacklovedoc
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