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 Film-noir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Film-noir. Show all posts

Monday, December 18, 2017

Murder in Harlem (1935)























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Originally names Lem Hawkins' Confession, released as Murder in Harlem. Micheaux makes appearance as detective. Songs by Eunice Wilson and Clarence Williams. Using a different cast Micheaux produced a silent version of this picture entitled  The Gunsaulus Mystery. Story based on the Stanfield murder case.

Myrtle Gunsaulus, a young girl, is found mysteriously murdered in the basement of a factory, by Arthur Gilpin, the black janitor, who is arrested and charged with the crime. The incidents surrounding the tragedy, the motive, and the strange manner in which the girl was killed, make the case one of the most complicated the courts had ever confronted.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No Way Out (1950)
























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When a white patient in a hospital dies under the care of a black intern (Sidney Poitier), the victim's racist brother (Richard Widmark) seeks to destroy the doctor's career. Although the hospital's idealistic Chief Resident (Stephen McNally) tries to diffuse the escalating tension, the victim's ex-wife (Linda Darnell) seems to go along with the vengeance-seeker, until she realizes she's on the wrong side. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Well (1951)


















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In a racially mixed American town, a 5-year-old black girl falls unnoticed into a hidden, forgotten well on her way to school. Having nothing better to go on, the police follow up a report that the child was seen with a white stranger, and rumors run wild. Before hapless, innocent Claude Packard is even found, popular hysteria has him tried and convicted. But Packard's troubles pale by comparison as ever more inflated rumors uncap the well of racial tensions and mob violence. And young Carolyn Crawford, forgotten by most, is still missing... 

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