Interface of Blackface and Black Love

Interface of Blackface and Black Love
100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC On November 8, 2014 the Museum of Modern Art will screen Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day , 101-year-old film footage from the earliest known feature film made with black actors. The screening, a world premiere, is accompanied by the exhibition 100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History (through March 2015) and is part of MoMA's annual film preservation festival To Save and Project . The seven reels of untitled and unassembled footage star legendary Caribbean American musical theater performer and recording artist Bert Williams (1874-1922). Found among an unexamined trove of 900 negatives acquired in 1939 by MoMA from the legendary Biograph Studio, the footage was shot at the same time as D.W. Griffith's notoriously …