'Welcome Home, Brother Charles' (1975)

Friday, October 28, 2011
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema - Film Series

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Tickets: Advanced tickets: $10 online. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; FREE to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.


Film and Television Archive
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Additional Information

This major film exhibition by the UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates an historic artistic movement of Los Angeles-based African American and African filmmakers who met at UCLA from the 1960s to 1980s and worked to forge a cinema that would be responsive to black communities. The Archive will present more than 50 film and video works, most of which have never screened theatrically, many in new or restored prints, and often with the filmmaker present.

'Welcome Home, Brother Charles' (1975): Marketed as a Blaxploitation film, ‘Welcome Home, Brother Charles’ subversively co-opts genre conventions to examine plantation-born racial myths surrounding Black male sexuality and white fears. On its surface a revenge tale of an African American man framed by the white establishment, the film reveals unexpected levels of surrealism and social commentary thanks to Fanaka's use of symbolism and subtext.

Preceded by: 'Gidget Meets Hondo' (1980): Filmed in response to the LAPD’s shooting of Eula Love in 1979, 'Gidget Meets Hondo' asks whether such police brutality would be tolerated if the victim were a middle-class white woman.

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