February 13, 2024
Staring Down the White Gaze: The Black Perspective in Film and Television (BPL Virtual Program)
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
When Black screenwriters, filmmakers, and directors are given the power to shape the narrative, audiences gain a viewing experience that was largely omitted in the history of cinema. How does this power change whose stories are told and the ways in which they are told? How do “classic” tropes change in genres such as horror, sci-fi, superhero stories, and westerns? And how has the way that we consume media in the age of streaming affected this perspective?