WHITE SCRIPTS AND BLACK SUPERMEN + COLORED CONFEDERATES

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Sun, Aug 26th at 5:15pm
Mon, Aug 27th at 6:00pm
Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

Ken Wyatt and Brian Babylon in person!

  1. WHITE SCRIPTS AND
  2. BLACK SUPERMEN
  1. 2011, Jonathan Gayles, USA, 52 min.

In WHITE SCRIPTS AND BLACK SUPERMEN, filmmaker Gayles revisits the comic books of his boyhood with a critical eye to examine superheroes such as Lothar, Whitewash Jones, Waku, Prince of the Bantu, The Black Panther, The Falcon, and many more shaped by racial stereotypes. Copious illustrations and film clips add to a colorful discussion that includes prominent artists, comic book writers, cultural critics, and academics including Stanford W. Carpenter, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. HDCAM video.

Preceded by
COLORED CONFEDERATES:
MYTH OR MATTER OF FACT?

2012, Ken Wyatt, USA, 40 min.

“Trust me, you won’t see this chapter in your history book,” comments director Wyatt, who probes the whys and the hows in this provocative documentary. HDCAM video. (BS) FF

Ken Wyatt, director of COLORED CONFEDERATES, will be present for audience discussion on Sunday.

Brian Babylon, host/producer of the radio show “Morning AMP” on Vocalo.org, a sister station of WBEZ 91.5 FM; Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics; and Stanford Carpenter, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Assistant Professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Comic Studies, will be present at the Monday screening.

View the trailer for COLORED CONFEDERATES here.

View the trailer for WHITE SCRIPTS AND
BLACK SUPERMEN below.

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