Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. screened by the Austin Film Society

poster for Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA

Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A., from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection, was screened in July by the Austin Film Society.  According to AFS Programmer Lars Nilsen, “The interest and value of these films comes from the fact that they are made for black audiences. While the humor is typically quite broad, it’s instantly more sophisticated because it need not be slanted to fit a white audience’s preconceptions. It can be very ‘inside’ subversive humor.”

Watch DirtyGertie from Harlem U.S.A. online here.  Read more about the AFS screening here.

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