Celebrating the Pioneers of African American Cinema is a one night only reception kicking-off our newest film program, Pioneers of African American Cinema.
On January 5, join us at Gateway Film Center for cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres as you tour the Pioneers exhibition, honoring Donna and Larry James, in The Gallery at Gateway Film Center, featuring work curated by Marshall Shorts. Mingle with esteemed community members, artists, and historians before enjoying a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates (1920) presented with Columbus Jazz Orchestra live accompaniment.
• 5:30 - Gallery opening and reception in honor of Donna and Larry James.
Heavy appetizers and cash bar.
• 7:00 - Introduction
• 7:15 - Screening of Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates (1920)
with live accompaniment from the Columbus Jazz Orchestra
• 8:30 - Cocktails and conversations in the Film Center’s Festival Lounge
Your ticket includes two (2) drink tickets, passed hors d'oeuvres, a reserved seat in the screening, and a few surprises to be announced throughout the night.
- Martin Scorsese on Pioneers of African American Cinema
Pioneers of African American Cinema is a collection of the earliest African American films, and celebrates the work of our nation's groundbreaking filmmakers. You can learn more about this program, and explore the season-long screening schedule, on our website here.
Gateway Film Foundation, a 501(c)(3), receives year-round support from Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Campus Partners, and The Columbus Foundation.