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The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions.
Summer Hours: The BFC/A will be open for research from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM from May 9 through August 19. Advance appointments are requested for film viewings and special collections access.
NOTE: The Black Film Center/Archive will be closed to researchers from Wednesday, May 25, through Monday, May 30. Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:00 AM.