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Drylongso + Fragrance

 
 
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Drylongso

Dir. Cauleen Smith
1998, 86min, 16mm
With Toby Smith, April Barnett, Will Power

 

The remarkable debut feature from multimedia artist Cauleen Smith is a black feminist murder mystery-buddy movie-romance in which a young Oakland photographer sets out to document what she believes to be “America's most endangered species”: the African-American male. A triumph of DIY vision, the long-unavailable, newly restored Drylongso (meaning “ordinary” or “the same old thing”), presents a nuanced reading of gender and friendship within black communities.

Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

 
Fragrance

Dir. Gay Abel-Bey
1991, 38min

 

After he is drafted to fight in Vietnam, a young black man wrestles with what it means to serve a country that has failed him in this complex examination of African-American patriotism and resistance from LA Rebellion filmmaker Gay Abel-Bey.

Fragrance Digibeta courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

 
 
 
 
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