Celebrate 100 years of Union Board Films with showing of silent-era ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’

Inside IU Bloomington contributed to this post: Union Board Films will celebrate its centennial with a special screening of the 1920 silent film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” at 8 tonight in Alumni Hall. David Briggs will provide live accompaniment to the horror film on the Webb-Ehrlich Great Organ, which was installed during the hall’s 2012 […]

Cara Caddoo pens a perspective-changing social history on influence of early black film

In her new book, “Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life,” Cara Caddoo reveals a fascinating lost history of early film. At the turn of the 20th century, African Americans were central to the development of cinema in our country. And, in turn, motion pictures were a powerful force in black society. […]