Kathleen Collins the black essai

A philosopher-filmmaker, Kathleen Collins decisively redefined the parameters of African American film with The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980) and Losing Ground (1982). This book uses detailed analyses of Collins's films to contextualise her work in the African American, feminist and worl...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ramanathan, Geetha
Format: eBook
Published: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press [2020], 2020
Series:Visionaries: thinking through female filmmakers
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-160)
  • Introduction
  • 1. The New York black independents
  • 2. The black essai film
  • 3. Ambiguities of auteurship
  • 4. The magical marvelous modern
  • 5. Sacred doubles
  • 6. Film across drama and art
  • 7. Black feminist culture and black masculinity
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
  • Index