The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Showing posts with label 1929. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1929. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

St. Louis Blues (1929)













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In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.

Oft in the Silly Night (1929)



















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A chauffeur falls in love with the daughter of his employer. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Melancholy Dame (1929)




















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The story relates the troubles of "Permanent Williams," darktown cabaret owner, who is forced to hire his divorced wife and her new husbands as entertainers. His second wife doesn't relish the fact, so, in the words of Cohen, "troubles is somethin' Permanent ain't got nothing else exceptin'."