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Title Charles Johnson / a California Newsreel release of a SSR-RTSI Swiss Television production ; directed by Matteo Bellinelli ; producers, Matteo Bellinelli, Larry Adelman
Published San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1992

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Description 1 online resource (27 min.) : sound, color
Series In black and white : six profiles of African Americans authors ; part 1
Summary "Charles R. Johnson stirred controversy when he criticized Alice Walker's portrayal of African-American men in The Color Purple. A former political cartoonist, he is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, and his Middle Passage won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. In this program, Johnson explains how he weaves black folktales, Zen parables, 19th-century picaresque novels, and 20th-century existential philosophy into his works"-- From Kanopy
Notes Closed captioning in English
English with optional closed captioning in English
Online resource; title from title frame (Kanopy, viewed April 29, 2024)
Subject Johnson, Charles, 1948- -- Interviews
Johnson, Charles, 1948-
African American authors -- Interviews
American literature -- African American authors.
Authors, American -- Interviews
African American authors
American literature -- African American authors
Authors, American
Genre/Form Nonfiction films
Interviews
Biographical films.
Short films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Films biographiques.
Courts métrages.
Cine biográfico
Cortometrajes
Form Streaming video
Author Adelman, Larry, film producer.
Bellinelli, Matteo, film director, film producer.
Christian, Barbara, 1943-2000.
Johnson, Charles, 1948-
Moore, Edwina, narrator.
California Newsreel (Firm)
Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.
Other Titles Subtitle on original container: Conversation with Charles Johnson
Title on original cassette: In black & white: Charles Johnson