The Relevance of Race Film – 100 Years Later

Media Release
November 8, 2019

Location:  Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch, 303 N. Laura Street 32202

When:  Saturday, November 09
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Frank B. Goodin

Award-winning filmmaker, documentarian, UNF Professor of Video Production, Frank Goodin will screen clips from egregiously racist films such as Birth of a Nation to punctuate  why Race Film had to be invented.  Using  the new genre of films produced by innovators Oscar Micheaux and Richard Norman, Frank will demonstrate the power and impact of America’s Race Films.

A Jacksonville native, Goodin has written, produced and directed several independent films.  His first narrative feature film, LOVE TRAP, was a 4x Best Feature Film winner, screened on Showtime for 18 months, and offered on Netflix.  THE 904, Goodin’s first feature length documentary, in conjunction with Melissa Ross Bernardo Santana and won an Emmy award in 2011..  Teaching several video production courses at the University of North Florida enables Frank to influence the next generation of Jacksonville filmmakers.

For more information on this program and the Speaker Series, contact Rita Reagan.