Film: Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

March on Washington Film Festival

Celebrate the stories, events, and heroes of the Civil Rights Era through film, music, and the arts.

Join us for a screening of Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light, followed by a talk with the film's co-producer Julia Browne. 

Paris Noir is an exciting, enlightening documentary on the presence of African Americans in Paris from World War I to the early 1960s. It looks back at their astounding achievements and the rich cultural exchange between France and black America.  These musicians, writers, artists, and intellectuals launched the appreciation of black culture worldwide.  The film touches on entertainers Josephine Baker, Bricktop, Sidney Bechet and others; writers Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and James Baldwin; the connections forged with top African and Caribbean writers and intellectuals Leopold Senghor, Aimé Cesaire, and the Nardal Sisters, and more.


Required. $12 general admission. Registration is through the March on Washington Film Festival website.

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This Cultural Capital program partnership is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival

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