Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Amassed An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema: NPR

APRIL 07, 201511:46 AM ET
RIGOBERTO HERNANDEZ

The collection Klotman created would eventually contain more than 3,000 films.Alvaro Barrientos/AP

The New York Times has a tribute to a pioneering film archivist who made it her life's work to find and preserve the works of little-known black filmmakers. Phyllis R. Klotman, a white film scholar from Texas, died last week at the age of 90 after compiling a stunning collection of more than 3,000 films that captured the black experience in 20th-century America.

Klotman's hunt took her around the country to attics, cellars and museum vaults, and she archived her finds at the Black Film Center/Archive, which she created at Indiana University in 1981.  Read more here:


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