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Series To Screen Documentary About African Americans In Cinema

January 14, 2010 – In conjunction with African American History Month, the Collin College Auteur Film Series will kick-off the spring semester with a screening of The Century of Black Cinema.

The free screening is set for 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. 

This year's Auteur Film Series theme is “Meta-Cinema: Movies About The Movies,” films where filmmaking itself plays a central role in the film.

The Century of Black Cinema is a 90-minute documentary recounting the history of African Americans in film dating back to the early days of the medium through the 1990s. The documentary includes commentary from Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones and Spike Lee.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. The film is not rated.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff.

Education Through Film is a collaboration between the Auteur Film Series and the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at

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