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Black Camera

Spring 2016

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Table of Contents

Call for Close-Up Submissions

Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary

Forging a New Path: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in Contemporary Senegalese Cinema


Two Screenplays by Charles Burnett: Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) and Man in a Basket (2003)
- James Naremore

Backup Singers, Celebrity Culture, and Civil Rights: Racializing Space and Spatializing Race in 20 Feet from Stardom
- David Scott Diffrient

Queering The Mammy: New Queer Cinema's Version of an American Institution in Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman
-Clitha Mason

Close-Up: #BlackLivesMatter

Introduction: #BlackLivesMatter and the Mediatic Lives of a Movement
- Charles "Chip" P. Linscott

No Medicine for Melancholy: Cinema of Loss and Mourning in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter
-Michelle Prettyman Beverly

Gallery: All Lives (Don't) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism
- Charles "Chip" P. Linscott

Dreams are colder than Death and the Gathering of Black Sociality
- Alessandra Raengo

Close-Up: Hip-Hop Cinema

Introduction: Hip-Hop Cinema as a Lens of Contemporary Black Realities
- Regina N. Bradley

From Boys to Men: Hip-Hop, Hood Films, and the Performance of Contemporary Black Masculinity
- Robin M. Boylorn

U, (New) Black(?) Maybe: Nostalgia and Amnesia in Dope
- I. Augustus Durham

"Fight the Power": Hip-Hop and Civil Unrest in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing
- Casarae L. Gibson

"True to the Game:" Straight Outta Compton's Affirmation of White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy
- Adam Haupt

"We Don't Die, We Multiply": Bebe's Kids, Hip-Hop Aesthetics, and Black Feature Animation
- Peter C. Kunze

"And You Know This, Man!" Love, Humor, and Masculinity in Friday
- Brandon J. Manning

Jay Z's American Gangster
- Kenton Rambsy

Africultures Dossier

L’Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree by Aīcha Elhadj Macky: Woman among Mothers
- Olivier Barlet

La Permanence / On Call by Alice Diop
- Olivier Barlet

African Women in Cinema Dossier

Traveling Gazes: Global Imaginaries in the Transcontinental, Transnational, Exilic, Migration and Diasporic Cinematic Experiences of African Women
- Beti Ellerson

Book Reviews

Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, eds., L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
- Delphine Letort and Ana-Catharina Santos Silva

Jade L. Miller, Nollywood Central
- Aņulika Agina

Archival Spotlight

Community Archiving with the National Black Programming Consortium
- Robert Anen