Within Our Gates opened in Chicago on January 12, 1920. It is believed that the film was Oscar Micheaux's response to the D.W. Griffith blockbuster, "The Birth of a Nation". In this episode, we discuss the ruckus surrounding the movie's release.
Correction: I stated that Oscar Micheaux was born on January 8th, he was born on January 2nd.
Paying tribute to the author and historian whose work has GREATLY inspired the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, and Kindaris Pictures in general. Donald Bogle is the author of seven (not six, as stated in the podcast) books, including "Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films", "Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood", and most recently (not mentioned in the episode) "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers".
In this episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, Adrienne talks about the critical reception of THE GREEN PASTURES (1936) and gives her own review. THE GREEN PASTURES was Hollywood's 3rd all-Black cast production. Based on the play of the same name, it was the highest grossing all-Black cast film until 1954's CARMEN JONES was released. This episode also features a cameo from Adrienne's furry buddy, Miss Kenya. Visit kindarispictures.com. for more information on this episode.
In the second episode of the Kindaris Pictures Podcast, we honor the unsung cast of the 1929 film, HALLELUJAH! The things they endured--and overcame--are worth speaking of. Their names are worthy of lifting.
In this inaugural episode, Adrienne Warren of Kindaris Pictures talks about the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933--and a significant life that was claimed because of it.
Uploaded: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Warning: This episode details the earthquake and includes sound effects.