In From the Wilderness At Last

Movie executives weren't wooing black filmmakers when Charles Burnett ( graduated from UCLA's film school in 1974. And Charles Lane didn't get many offers when he graduated from the film program at the State University of New York College at Purchase in 1980. But that didn't stop either man from making movies. Lane went on to win a student Academy Award for best short in 1976 for A Place in Time, a 36-minute experimental film about a street artist; 13 years later, he revived that film's Chaplinesque hero in Sidewalk Stories, a silent feature that won the Prix du Publique Award...

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