September 13October 4, 2015
Black Film Pioneer: Conversations with Michael Schultz
Part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.
Before the Black Film New Wave hit Hollywood in the early 1990s, Michael Schultz had already directed eleven movies, many with his trademark use of wall-to-wall music, occasionally ribald humor, and a laid-back style, to tell comedic and dramatic stories of African-American life. Schultz directed the feature film debuts of Denzel Washington, Blair Underwood, and Samuel L. Jackson, and has been directing television for more than 40 years, from The Rockford Files to Arrow. This series will feature film clips and in-depth discussions of his outstanding body of cinematic work including his collaborations with Richard Pryor, his use of music, and his unique penchant for discovering great actors. The series kicks off with a 40th anniversary screening of his debut feature, the now classic Cooley High.
Organized by Warrington Hudlin, President, Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF)
Sunday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. LIVE EVENT
Working with Richard Pryor: A conversation with Mi…
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 p.m. LIVE EVENT
The Soundtrack of a Generation: A conversation wit…
Sunday, September 27, 2:00 p.m. LIVE EVENT
Talent Spotting: Michael Shultz on Discovering Exc…
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 p.m.