OSCAR MICHEAUX’S LEGACY
“The most prolific independent filmmaker in American cinema.”
The Producers Guild of America called him, “The most prolific Black – if not most prolific independent – filmmaker in American cinema.” Over his illustrious career, Oscar Micheaux wrote, produced and directed forty-four feature-length films between 1919 and 1948; he also wrote seven novels, one of which was a national bestseller.
We can’t thank you enough for supporting the festival and the filmmakers who have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their projects – in the name of artistic advancement. We ask that you continue to reflect and consider your own legacy and the mark that you will leave on the world. Because no different than Micheaux, your presence and support exemplifies your commitment to progressive change and representation – inclusive of all, within the domestic and global landscape.