I'm pleased to be included in a Black History Month Film festival at the Difference and Media Project at Bard.
Just in time for the Academy Awards, I will be showing:
Hattie McDaniel: A Credit to The Motion Picture Industry 2004 6m
"I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry," McDaniel said as she accepted the 1st Academy Award given to an African-American for the film Gone with the Wind. A continuity error in a clip of the 1939 Oscars suggests that the "documentary" footage and her speech were re-staged.
Here is the original version of the speech...
for the rest? See you at Bard, tonight!!