restricted access   Volume 8, Number 2, Spring 2017 (New Series)

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes

pp. 1-2

Call for Close-Up Submissions

Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary

pp. 3-4

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

pp. 5-6


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

pp. 7-24

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

pp. 25-49

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

pp. 50-74

Close-Up: #BlackLivesMatter and Media

Introduction: #BlackLivesMatter and the Mediatic Lives of a Movement

pp. 75-80

No Medicine for Melancholy: Cinema of Loss and Mourning in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter

pp. 81-103

All Lives (Don't) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism

pp. 104-119

Dreams are colder than Death and the Gathering of Black Sociality

pp. 120-140

Close-Up: Hip-Hop Cinema

Introduction: Hip-Hop Cinema as a Lens of Contemporary Black Realities

pp. 141-145

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

pp. 146-164

U, (New) Black (?) Maybe: Nostalgia and Amnesia in Dope

pp. 165-182

"Fight the Power": Hip Hop and Civil Unrest in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing

pp. 183-207

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

pp. 208-225

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

pp. 226-242

"And You Know This, Man!": Love, Humor, and Masculinity in Friday

pp. 243-254

Jay Z's American Gangster

pp. 255-266

Africultures Dossier

L'Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree by Aïcha Elhadj Macky: Woman among Mothers

pp. 267-268

La Permanence / On Call, by Alice Diop

pp. 269-271

African Women in Cinema Dossier

Traveling Gazes: Glocal Imaginaries in the Transcontinental, Transnational, Exilic, Migration, and Diasporic Cinematic Experiences of African Women

pp. 272-289

Book Reviews

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (review)

pp. 290-295

Nollywood Central by Jade L. Miller (review)

pp. 295-297

Archival Spotlight: Community Archiving with the National Black Programming Consortium

pp. 298-303

Archival News

pp. 304-311

Professional Notes and Research Sources

pp. 312-313