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New Smithsonian Film Festival Celebrates Black Cinema | Colorlines The inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival features four days of screenings and master classes, plus a tribute to veteran filmmakers.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates Black cinema with its first-ever Smithsonian African American Film Festival. The institution announced the festival, which takes place October 24-27, with a trailer yesterday (August 24).

An announcement notes that the festival will feature screenings of contemporary works and films from the museum’s archives. The event’s website lists a couple of these films, including “Four Women,” “Sankofa,” “Boom for Real” and “Take This Hammer.”

Now, a new generation of readers can decide for themselves. Members of the late writer’s family joined forces with scholars to produce a reprint of “Little Man, Little Man.” This edition, which Duke University Press released today (August 24), also features words from the people who resurrected it: a foreword by Baldwin’s nephew Tejan Karefa-Smart (the inspiration for TJ), an afterword by niece Aisha Karefa-Smart and a joint introduction by scholars Jennifer DeVere Brody and Nicholas T. Boggs.


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