Dear Bookers & Programmers:

I'm proud to offer the new documentary Myth of a Colorblind France, which provides an enlightening perspective on the current movement for racial justice, on virtual cinema beginning September 25.

The film is an inside look into the lives of remarkable Black artists who emigrated to Paris to escape racism in America, including James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, Augusta Savage, and more. Please check out the trailer and let me know if you'd like a screener.

Marc Mauceri  | 917-584-8816 |
Opens September 18

For more than a century, Black artists, authors and musicians have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. What made these artistic innovators choose France? Why were the French fascinated by the newcomers? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind?

Myth of a Colorblind France investigates these questions and examines the ways that racism has plagued not only Blacks fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today. The film explores the lives and careers of renowned artists who emigrated to Paris, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Beauford Delaney, Augusta Savage, Lois Mailou Jones, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

It also features interviews with scholars Michel Fabre and Francis Hofstein, sculptor and author Barbara Chase-Riboud, poet James Emanuel, historian Tyler Stovall, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris (Through a Lens Darkly), graffiti artist Quik and hip hop producer Ben the Glorious Bastard.
Directed by Alan Govenar

86 minutes, color, 2020
In English & French with English subtitles
Optional English SDH captions

Virtual Cinema Platform: Vimeo OTT | Ticket price $10
Opens September 18

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For screening links and more information please contact Marc Mauceri

917-584-8816 |

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