Brockman Gallery Productions

An Evening of Contemporary Black Films
6/22/1975

Location: Scottish Rites Auditorium
4357 Wilshire Boulevard

Curators: Alonzo Davis Fritz Goode

Description:
This evening of selected black films will show the wide range of contemporary films, including independent, student, documentary, children's and clips from feature films. In addition there will be previews of new films to be released. Our special gust will be Hayward Coleman, the internationally acclaimed black mime. This film festival is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; The Planning Group Incorporated; and Brockman Gallery Productions. We have brought together people from many facets of an expanding industry for blacks. Let this gathering be the embryo. If nourished with more opportunities to come together and with more collective though, it will evolve into a unified force, the energy from which can re-shape the often diffused image of black man into a distinctive and well-defined reflection in film - Michele Maddox There were several problems with getting this festival off the ground... But through it all came a new friend, Fritz-nandez Goode. I would like to take this time to thank him and his family for hours in the night we spent at his home viewing, discussing and deciding which films, who would help, how much time, programing, co-ordinating and editing. We hope you enjoyed this festival and look forward to presenting it again for you next year. - Alonzo Davis Thanks for Assistance: Larry Clark, Michael Clark, Julie Dash, Glen Dixon, Pamela Douglas, Bob Gilhoussey, Fritz Goode, Harry Howard, Pamela Jones, Jake McKinney, Joe Phillips, Tony Riddle, Donna Sams, Vincent Tubbs Contributors: Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, Jack Pill & Associates/ Tech Camera Rental, The Planning Group Inc. Masai Enterprises, Robert Wise [Source: 'An Evening of Black Films' Pamphlet, Courtesy of Dale Davis, 1975]

Films Screened:

  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  • Legend of John Henry
  • This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham
  • One
  • Umoja
  • Sounder
  • Satchmo & All That Jazz
  • Little Black Riding Hood
  • Black Genesis
  • Bloods Way
  • Suns Gonna Shine
  • Run a Gate
  • Apres Le Silence
  • Nation of Common Sense
  • Malcom X
  • Karate
  • Day in the Life of an Unknown Star
  • Colored Spade (1971) Betye Saar(Color, Sound)
  • Let the Church Say Amen
  • Teddy
  • Super Fly (1972) Gordan Parks Jr. (Color , Sound , 01:33:00)
  • Choice of Weapons

Brockman Gallery Film Festival
4/14/1976-4/16/1976

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Description:
All film screenings to be held in Kinsey Auditorium. Other films include stars such as Nat King COle, Mantan Moreland, Delta Rhythmn Boys, Rony Clanton, Louis Armstrong, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks and some cartoon shorts. There is a seminar daily from 9:30am to 12:00 noon, topic: The Market as a Determinantof what the Black Filmmaker/ Actor does. Admission Cost: $3.00 at door, $2.25 advance registration, $2.00 advance group rate. [Source: Brockman Gallery Productions, 1976]

Films Screened:

  • Polished Ebony
  • Tuffing it Out
  • Ujima
  • Emperor Jones
  • Putney Swope
  • Song of Freedom (1938) Paul Robeson
  • The Strike
  • Ma-Deah
  • Rhythm & Blues Review
  • F.N.G.
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • American Tennis Assoc
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Champ
  • Brown Fox
  • Black Girl
  • Black Dimensions in American Art
  • Tuffing it Out
  • Rhapsody in Blue & Black
  • Around the Way with Karema
  • Claudine
  • Coal Black & De Sebben Dwarfs
  • Around the Way with Karema
  • By an Old Southern River
  • Harder They Come
  • F.N.G.
  • Sambizanga
  • Men and Boy
  • Jack Johnson

Fourth International Film Festival
5/12/1977

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Dupont Guy: The Schiz of Grant Avenue
  • Emma Mae
  • I am Joaquin (1967) Luis Valdez(Color & B/W, Sound , 00:20:00)
  • Cooley High
  • Imani: Beegie and the Egg
  • Tuskegee Subject #626
  • Case of the Elevator Duck
  • You Hide Me
  • Leadbelly

Fourth International Film Festival
5/13/1977

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Shinnecock
  • Thank You M'am
  • Almos' A Man
  • Reflections
  • Sparkle
  • Wendy What's Her Name
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • I & I (1979) Ben Caldwell(Digital video (transferred from 16mm), Color, Sound, 00:32:00)
  • BIM

Fourth International Film Festival
5/14/1977

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Films Screened:

  • Legend
  • In Transit: The Chinese in California
  • The Long Night
  • El Visitante
  • Lucia- Part I
  • 3 Day Respite
  • Rivers
  • Last Grave at Dimbaza
  • American Shoeshine
  • Harvest, 3,000 Years

Brockman Gallery International Film Festival
5/14/1978-5/20/1978

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry

Description:
Films from Africa and the Caribbean

Films Screened:

  • Kuumba: Simon's New Sound
  • Bright Tempest: The Art of Jesse Allen
  • Last Grave at Dimbaza
  • Xala
  • Welcome to Tunisia
  • Burn
  • Nigeria: Its Art, People and Culture
  • Bottle Babies
  • Under the Black Mask
  • IdiAmin Dada
  • River People of Chad
  • Black and White in Color
  • Festac 1977
  • A Luta Continua
  • Nambia, A Case Study in Colonialism
  • One Way or Another
  • Simparele
  • Smile Orange
  • South Africa: The Rising Tide
  • Black Genesis
  • The Nationalists
  • The Night of Counting the Years
  • Pressures

6th Annual International Film Festival
5/19/1979-6/10/1979

Location: California Museum of Science and Industry

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:
Festival de Cine, Brockman Gallery Film Festival '79, SurAmerica y Las Islas Cercanas. Festival also included the presentation of the Paul Robeson award to Jorge Sanjines, a presentation by actress Frances Williams, a performance by the Rwanda Lewis dance company, a seminar by Carlos Cortez and Ted Simonski "Cinema as a gun; Film as an educational and political medium" and a seminar by Jason Johansen "Latin American Women in Cinema" [Source: Brockman Gallery Film Festival Program Notes, 1979]

Films Screened:

  • Blood of the Condor
  • Araucaians of Ruca Choroy
  • Imaginero
  • The Green Wall
  • Black Orpheus
  • Battle of Chile
  • The Hour of the Furnaces
  • Mosori Monika (1971) Chick Strand(16mm, Color, Sound, 00:20:00)
  • Chuquiago
  • Andean Women
  • The Double Day
  • Vidas Secas
  • The Jackal of Nahueltoro
  • Antonio Das Mortes
  • The Principal Enemy
  • Rebellion in Patagonia
  • Traitors
  • El Bujo
  • Valparaiso Mi Amor
  • Los Ninos Abandonados (1975) Danny Lyon

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/4/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:
The 1980 Film Festival will be held on four successive weekends in October: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26 at Barnsdall park Auditorium, Hollywood Blvd. & Vermont 660- 2000 & 660- 2454. The premiere will be on Friday October 3; at the Director's Guild; 7950 Sunset Blvd. Admittance to the premiere by advance reservation.

Films Screened:

  • Los Angeles: A City Unleashed
  • La Cosecha
  • Annie Mae- Brave Hearted Woman
  • Triptych
  • Los Desarriagados
  • Passing Through (1977) Larry Clark (Color, Sound, 01:44:00)
  • Cruisin' J-Town (1974) Duane Kubo(16mm, Color, Sound, 00:30:00)
  • Diro and His Talking Musical Bow
  • Legend Days Are Over
  • Haunted Oak

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/05/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/12/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/18/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Alambrista
  • August 29, 1970
  • Black Star of the Silver Screen
  • The Black Indians of New Orleans
  • Goodnight Miss Ann
  • The Indians
  • Cinco Vidas
  • Black Images from the Screen
  • Armadoodles
  • African Woman USA
  • New Wife

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/19/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

  • White Man's Country
  • The Unwanted
  • Chinese American: The Early Immigrants
  • Kites and Other Tales
  • The Terror and the Time
  • Water Ritual
  • Penitentiary
  • This Side of the River
  • Blood's Way (1974) Stan Taylor
  • Yo Soy Chicano

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/25/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Crystal City- The Brown Cut
  • Treaties Made and Treaties Broken
  • Victory Will Be My Moan
  • Influence
  • Ujima: Modupe and the Flood
  • Amoja: The Tiger and the Big Wind
  • Anansi: The Spider
  • Rain
  • Cine-Poem # 1
  • Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song
  • The Streets of East LA
  • Mustache
  • Box of Dreams
  • Colonia

Los Angeles: The Ethnic Experience
10/26/1980

Location: Barnsdall Park Auditorium

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Bananas
  • Test of Friendship
  • Clock in the Pavement
  • Nadja (1972) Kai Cheng(00:20:00)
  • Somos, Chapter III
  • 36 Views of Mt. Washington
  • Two Centuries of Black America Art
  • Varnette's World: Study of a Young Artist
  • Four Women (1978) Julie Dash (Sound, 00:07:00)
  • The Portrait
  • Diary of an African Nun
  • Circle of the Sun
  • Reflections of a Nightmare
  • James Wong Howe, Cinematographer
  • Crystal

Eighth Annual Film Festival
8/28/1981-8/29/1981

Location: Los Angeles Directors Guild
7950 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA

Curator: Ben Caldwell

Description:

Films Screened:

  • Boesman and Lena
  • Sy Syeti
  • The Other Side of the River
  • Bushtrackers