Silent Movie Mondays: Within Our Gates (1920)
STG Presents
Silent Movie Mondays - Within Our Gates (1920)
In Association with LANGSTON
October 21, 2019 | The Paramount Theatre

Performance Notes

Monday, October 21, 2019
Doors at 6:00 pm
Film at 7:00 pm

Running time: 79 minutes

General Admission Seating
All Ages / Bar with I.D.

$10.00 per film, or $22.50 for a Silent Movie Mondays series 3-pack, as a part of a season subscription (not including fees)
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STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays - Within Our Gates (1920) at The Paramount Theatre on October 21, 2019 as a part of our 2019-2020 performing arts season. In Association with LANGSTON.

Within Our Gates (1920) was written, produced, and directed by Oscar Micheaux and is the earliest surviving feature film by an African American director. The story involves an idealistic young woman who attempts to raise money for an elementary school to serve the Black community. The film touches upon themes that recur throughout the filmmaker's career such as the promise of rural life vs. the corruptive influence of the city, and the use of religion as a means of misleading the Black community. The film is included in the Library of Congress National Film Registry as a significant film in the history of African American cinema. Musical accompaniment by Tedde Gibson on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

Running time: 79 minutes.

CineClub will immediately follow the film in The Paramount lobby bar, hosted by Vivian Phillips, Arts & Cultural Instigator/Consultant.

Click here for a research companion to the Pioneers of African American Cinema Series, including a suggested reading list selected by Zola Mumford, Curator for Seattle Black Film Festival.

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