Watch: (1972) “Black Girl”, Directed by Ossie Davis + Bonus Music from Film

From The Public Domain:

Black Girl is a 1972 film directed by former actor, playwright and social activist Ossie Davis. The film is based on the off-Broadway successful play, Black Girl, by J. E. Franklin and tells the story of young girl’s desire to become a dancer despite being a high school dropout and facing ridicule from her half-sisters.

Film Review:

In Davis’s film he explores the emerging women’s liberation that followed the Black Power movement through the characters’ stories, especially that of Mama Rosie as a single black mother struggling to support her family while refusing to allow her ex-husband to save her. “Davis gave notice that working-class black women—who were not prostitutes, drug users, or gun-toting heroines—had stories to tell that were provocative and relevant. –Donalson, Melvin. Black Directors in Hollywood. University of Texas Press. p. 29.

Cast includes:

Brock Peters – Earl; Claudia McNeil – Mu’Dear; Leslie Uggams – Netta
Louise Stubbs – Mama Rosie; Peggy Pettitt – Billie Jean; Gloria Edwards – Norma Faye
Loretta Greene – Ruth Ann; Ruby Dee – Netta’s Mother; Kent Martin – Herbert

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Listen: Black Girl · Betty Everett | Black Girl ℗ ℗ 1972 Fantasy, Inc. Released on: 2014-01-01, Author, Composer: Ed Bogas Music Publisher: Parker Music (BMI), Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America

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