NYU film screening with the legendary Ed Guerrero

18 02 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 6:15PM

721 Broadway, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Department of Cinema Studies

6th Floor, Michelson Theater

Pizza and soda will be served! Professor Guerrero will introduce the film and lead a short discussion after the screening.


J.D.’s Revenge: 1976, dir. Arthur Marks, 96 minutes
Description from IMBD.com: A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940’s mobster in mid-70’s New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

“He came back from the dead to possess a man’s soul, make love to his woman, and get the Vengeance he craved!”

Ed Guerrero is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, and Africana Studies, at New York University. Professor Guerrero’s popular books,  Framing Blackness (Temple U. Press), and Do the Right Thing in the ‘Modern Classics’ series (British Film Institute), explore black cinema’s cultural, political and aesthetic history, as well as its critical discourse. Ed Guerrero has written numerous book chapters on black cinema, its movies, stars, culture and politics, as well as essays and reviews for such journals as Sight & SoundCINEASTEFilm QuarterlyDiscourse,Journal of Popular Film and TelevisionEthnic & Racial Studies and Callaloo. Ed Guerrero’s research interests and projects encompass black cinema, black celebrity; Africa, Asia and their cinematic representation; science fiction & horror cinema, utopia/dystopia; mapping the Black Pacific, and theories exploring the burden of race and difference. In addition, professor Guerrero has served on numerous editorial, review and executive boards including Cinema Journal,African American Review, The American Studies Association, The Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.





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