Starring vaudeville sensation Bert Williams, these rare 1913 and 1916 silent films are believed to be among the earliest to feature African American actors. Part of the Ransom Center's "Vaudeville Film Series," the films are being screened alongside the current exhibition "Vaudeville!" which is on view through July 15.
Eric Colleary, the Ransom Center's Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, will introduce the films. "Lime Kiln Club Field Day" was preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Lillian Gish Trust for Film Preservation.
The combined runtime is 87 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. The line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.
At Oxford at Tech Ridge Apartments in Austin, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Thursday, May 10, 2018— 7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Harry Ransom Center
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712