The Epic Film Challenge II
#145 – Within Our Gates (1920)
Dir. Oscar Micheaux
Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault, William Smith, Charles D. Lucas, Bernice Ladd, Mrs. Evelyn, William Starks, Ralph Johnson, E. G. Tatum, Grant Edwards
The one hundred and forty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Oscar Micheaux’s bold and striking statement on racism in the late 1910s, Within Our Gates.
Recorded in March 2017.
Is it a film you must see before you die?
Luke: Yes, it’s important historically as a brave statement for its time, even if it’s not a very good film technically.