In collaboration with Bridwell Library, the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection will be hosting four 35mm screenings, each Thursday during February, as part of Black History Month.

Each film is part of The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection, which is housed within the Jones Collection.

The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection comprises 6 short subjects, 9 features, and a set of newsreels, all produced between 1935 and 1956. The African-American films include comedies, dramas, news, and musical performances, and were made outside the Hollywood system by pioneering directors and producers such as Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and William Alexander.

Each 35mm screening will start at 4:30pm in the Greer Garson Screening Room in Owen Arts Center and will include special introductions

  • February 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. – The Blood of Jesus with an introduction by Timothy Binkley and Dr. Rick Worland
  • February 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. – Short Films of the Tyler Collection including Broken Earth, Boogie Woogie Blues, The Vanities, and an excerpt from Where’s My Man, Tonight? with and introduction by Dr. Sean Griffin
  • February 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. – Miracle in Harlem with an introduction by Dr. Rick Worland
  • February 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. – Juke Joint with an introduction by TBD

All are welcome and each screening is FREE to attend. For more information on the archive, please contact



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