Within Our Gates

Saturday, September 21 11:30am

Monday, September 23 7pm

Oscar Micheaux’s landmark debut is no mere curio of cinema history. The oldest surviving feature film by a Black director jumps back and forth over the Mason-Dixon line as our heroine (Evelyn Preer) works to uplift the race and faces love and family troubles of her own. Micheaux captures many startling moments of century-old humanity and deft filmmaking. – Lee Gardner

1920 Oscar Micheaux 1.33:1 B&W DCP 79 min. With a new musical score by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky