L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema Tour Comes To Atlanta


The L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema Tour is a historic collection of films made by African and African American students at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in the late 1960s, after a decade of rising racial tensions.  These films represent their efforts to respond to the political turmoil of their time with an imaginative and entirely independent cinema.  

Atlanta will be the last city to host “L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema,” a Tour of these groundbreaking films, over four weekends (from October 25th to November 24). Several filmmakers, including pioneer Haile Gerima, and two of the Tour curators will be attending and interacting with the public.

In addition to the 36 FREE film screenings, liquid blackness, a newly launched research initiative on blackness and aesthetics at the Department of Communication, will host “Conversations” with filmmakers, students, and scholars at local venues and coordinate an interactive social media experience.

A fuller description of the event is attached and some stills from the films are attached. A complete screening schedule can be found at www.liquidblackness.com.  Our Twitter handles are @liquidblackness and @LARebellionATL.

The Atlanta stop on the "L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema" Tour is presented by Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies; liquid blackness, for Georgia State University’s Department of Communication; and the Atlanta Film Festival.

Get tickets for L.A. Rebellion screenings here