Within Our Gates (1920)
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This was great to watch. To see the society of African Americans in this era is amazing. Oscar Micheaux against tremendous odds directed and produced this movie. First African-American filmmaker. Way ahead of its time in 1920.
D. W. Griffith ain't got nothing on this.
Despite some of its faults, it is still an immensely groundbreaking and important film. A must watch for any cinephile or humanist.
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This movie ranks #1 in Slate's The Black Film Canon
This movie ranks #8 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #77 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #178 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
This movie ranks #234 in Paul Rotha's Silent but Not Forgotten