Separate Cinema Archive, the world’s largest film memorabilia treasury devoted to African-American cinema, is now partially available on the new iPad app, “100 Years of Black Film.”
The release coincides with the landmark 40th anniversary of the inception of the celebrated Separate Cinema Archive.
The “100 Years of Film” app offers an easy-to-navigate trip back into movie history through hundreds of film posters that documented the African-American experience through cinema. It features movies from 1914’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin to the Oscar-winning 2009 hit Precious.
The CineDex app offers a bold, high-resolution image of each poster and information on directors, actors and producers. Films are categorized by genre, including musicals, comedy, westerns and 70s films. Sub-categories include book to film, dance, Harlem, independent films, jazz and slavery.
Trailers from many obscure or lost movie are available for streaming. The iPad user can also connect to Amazon.com to purchase a reproduction of many of these rare posters.
New content will be added periodically, including more poster images and film advertising, with an emphasis on foreign marketing. New exhibition themes will also be available, to better replicate The Separate Cinema museum experience.
The Separate Cinema Archive includes more than 35,000 film posters, lobby cards and production stills from more than 30 countries.
“My intention was for “100 Years of Black Film” to be both fun and informative,” said CineDex founder Andrew Zack. “This app, which offers hundreds of hours of content, was created for the cinephile but also for any student seeking a unique perspective on African-American history.”
Download the 100 Years of Black Film app on iTunes.
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