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Black Filmmakers: Controlling the Narrative

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Course Description:

In this course, we’ll view films written and directed by four prominent African-American filmmakers: Spike Lee, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and Ryan Coogler. Each director depicts a unique and diverse African-American experience that he/she controls from start to finish of the product.

The films will include "Do the Right Thing," "To Sleep with Anger," "Daughters of the Dust," and "Fruitvale Station."


Tuition: $50.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 *4:00 – 7:00pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Renee R. Curry, PhD and William Brigham have published articles on Spike Lee, Julie Dash, and Charles Burnett; they have also taught African-
American film for over thirty years.