Screening | Borderline

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Reviving and Reviewing the “Race Film”

Co-presented by Wolf Humanities Center and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia.

This series revisits so-called “race films”: works of independent African American cinema produced from the 1910s to the 1940s. The afterlives of these  flms are manifest in their recurring religious themes, the vexed politics of their preservation and restoration, and their creative in influence on later  filmmakers.

Borderline (Kenneth MacPherson, 1930, 63 min)
Two couples’ lives become violently intertwined in this avant-garde feature depicting racism in a Swiss village. Paul Robeson stars alongside his wife, Eslanda Robeson, and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).


Wed Feb 14 2018 @ 7:00pm, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street.
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration requested:

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782