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Renaissance for black films still waiting

Renaissance for black films still waiting

For the last decade or so, the annual Black Harvest Film Festival has included a spirited panel discussion tackling issues specific to black cinema. This year's panel is scheduled for Saturday and will be moderated by film scholar and festival programmer Sergio Mims. "People are saying that with 'Straight Outta Compton' making so much money over the weekend, 'Oh, now it's a new renaissance for black filmmakers,'" Mims told me this week. "But I've seen this before — over the past 30 years, in fact. You'll see a black film do very well and there's all this talk of a renaissance for black movies, and then nothing really...

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