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Strange Victory + Illusions

 
 
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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Strange Victory

Directed by Leo Hurwitz
1948, 71min

 

This potent look at racism in postwar America from blacklisted director Leo Hurwitz (Native Land) contrasts the United States and Nazi Germany and finds, disturbingly, “the ideas of the loser still active in the land of the winner.” Through gut-punching imagery and bold editing, Hurwitz crafts a furiously angry critique of American moral hypocrisy that was downright radical in 1948—and tragically relevant today.

 
Illusions

Directed by Julie Dash
1982, 34min

 

Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) explores race and representation in World War II-era Hollywood via the story of a black woman studio executive (McKee) passing as white.

Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is a project by UCLA Film & Television Archive developed as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.

 
 
 
 
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