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Indiana University Bloomington

Black Film Center/Archive College of Arts and Sciences
Gloria Gibson, Frances Stubbs and BFC/A director Phyllis Klotman Michael Schultz and Sergio Mims at IU Cinema Class visit to BFC/A Terri Francis and Crystal Fleming at IU Cinema Phil Moore materials Terri Frances and Jerald Harkness Richard E. Norman materials Essence London and Carmel Curtis with Terri Francis
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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.

8/26 - 12/31: Open 9:00am - 4:30pm, M-F
Holiday closures:
- Labor Day: Sept. 2
- Thanksgiving: Nov. 25-29
- Winter Break: Dec. 23-Jan. 3
Making an appointment in advance of your visit is strongly encouraged as we cannot always accomodate walk-in visitors.