Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Contributors include Christian Johnson, Leila Weefur, Jamal Batts, Jordan Brown, Anaiis Cisco, Malika, "RA" Imhotep, Yetunde Olagbaju, and Soleil Summer. In BLACK AESTHETIC SEASON ONE, a new generation of Black artists responds to the deeply influential and often forgotten legacy of 20th century Black film. It is at once a critical companion to independent Black film, and a collection of personal journeys—through essays, poetry, screenplays, and more—unlocking essential questions about cinema, the canon, and the Black aesthetic. Growing out of a series of underground screenings, BLACK AESTHETIC SEASON ONE, is the first in a series and focuses on the imaginative legacy of Black women—as directors, actresses, and subjects—in film. Future books in the series will investigate contemporary Black cinema, African filmmakers, and queerness in Black film.
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