EFC II #145 – Within Our Gates (1920)

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.

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EFC II #103 – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#103 – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari {Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari} (1920)
Dir. Robert Wiene
Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Fehér, Lil Dagover, Hans Twardowski

The one hundred and third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the hugely influential and groundbreaking silent horror from the beginnings of German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a seminal horror film, and just for its undying influence it is an essential film to see before you die.