restricted access   Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 2015 (New Series)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Notes

pp. 1-3

Call for Close-Up Submissions

Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary

pp. 4-5

Django Unchained

p. 6


“This Film Is a Rebellion!”: Filmmaker, Actor, Black Journal Producer, and Political Activist William Greaves (1926–2014)

pp. 7-16

John Kitzmiller, Euro-American Difference, and the Cinema of the West

pp. 17-41


Playing with History: A Black Camera Interview with Kevin Willmott

pp. 42-51

Close-Up: John Akomfrah and the Black Audio Film Collective

Introduction: The Muses of the Black Audio Film Collective and Smoking Dogs Films

pp. 52-57

Black Independent Filmmaking: A Statement by the Black Audio Film Collective

pp. 58-60

Signs of Struggle, Songs of Sorrow: Notes on the Politics of Uncertainty in the Films of John Akomfrah

pp. 61-78

Becoming Black Audio: An Interview with John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison

pp. 79-93

Memory, Authenticity, and (the Absence of) Ruins: Resonances between Werner Herzog and John Akomfrah

pp. 94-111

Monad, Database, Remix: Manners of Unfolding in The Last Angel of History

pp. 112-134

The Nine Muses: Recalibrating Migratory Aesthetics

pp. 135-146

Memory and Creative Forgetfulness in The Nine Muses

pp. 147-153

L’Homme de dos: The Politics of the Rear-view Figure in the Films of John Akomfrah

pp. 154-162

Close-Up: Sexuality, Eroticism, and Gender in Black Films and New Media


pp. 163-167

Searching for the Erotic: Boundaries of Male Same-Sex Desire in Caribbean Film

pp. 168-186

The Essential I/Eye in We: A Black TransFeminist Approach to Ethnographic Film

pp. 187-200

Between Women TV: Toward the Mainstreaming of Black Lesbian Masculinity and Black Queer Women in Community

pp. 201-216

Africultures Dossier

Cannes 2014: Something New in the Air from Africa?

pp. 217-221

Ethiopian Cinema Today: An Interview with Ethiopian Filmmakers Yamrot Nigussie, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh, Hermon Hailay, Adanech Admasu, and Debebe Daniel Negatu

pp. 221-228

African Women in Cinema Dossier

Boukary Sawadogo Discusses His Research: Three Marginal Figures in the Cinemas of Francophone West Africa—the Mad Person, the Homosexual, and the Woman

pp. 229-233

Film Reviews

Homegoings by Christine Turner (review)

pp. 234-235

The New Black by Yoruba Richen (review)

pp. 236-238

Book Reviews

A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography by Mireille Miller-Young, and: The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography by Jennifer Nash (review)

pp. 239-244

The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema by Alice Maurice (review)

pp. 244-248

African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History by Carmela Garritano (review)

pp. 248-251

Archival Spotlight

Regeneration in Digital Contexts: Early Black Film

pp. 252-263

News from the Black Film Center/Archive

pp. 264-266

Recent and Upcoming Publications on Black Film

pp. 267-268

Notes on Contributors

pp. 269-273

Call for Submissions

pp. 274-275