OSCAR MICHEAUX THE SUPERHERO OF BLACK FILMMAKING
Director: Francesco Zippel
Documentary | Italy | 2021
80 min | Dolby 5.1
55th Hof International Film Festival
There are people whose story is famous and becomes immortal the moment it is lived. There are others instead, like Oscar Micheaux, whose life only becomes a model for many after being forgotten. Considered the true pioneer of the African-American film industry, the king of “race films”, Micheaux was largely forgotten by the time of his death in 1951. His notoriety reappeared only at the end of the 1980s. The most successful African-American director of the first half of the 20th century, Oscar Micheaux has written, directed, and produced more than 44 films and six novels. The story of Oscar Micheaux is a long, complex, and fascinating adventure to be rediscovered.
With AMMA ASANTE, CHUCK D, GIAN LUCA FARINELLI, HASKELL WEXLER, JACQUELINE STEWART, JOHN SINGLETON, KEVIN WILLMOTT, KWAME KWEI-ARMAH, MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, MICHELLE PRETTYMAN, MORGAN FREEMAN, NICOLE LONDON, PATRICK MCGILLIGAN, RICHARD PENA, STACE ENGLAND
Screenplay FRANCESCO ZIPPEL, Cinematography CARLO ALBERTO ORECCHIA, Editing MICHELE CASTELLI, Executive Production MARGHERITA PRINCIPE, MARIAROMANA CASIRAGHI, Production FRANCESCO ZIPPEL, FEDERICA PANICCIA, ROBERTO PISONI