Still from Intruders in the Dust (1949)
CAMS major Felicity Flesher '12 will present her research on race films at the Visions Film Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday April 5, 2013. Felicity's research is based on a paper she developed in CAMS 211: Film History II, taught by Professor Carol Donelan.
In 1949, four films were released in America which transcended the norms of so-called “race films” from years prior: Home of the Brave, Lost Boundaries, Pinky, and Intruder in the Dust. Felicity discusses how post-WWII escapism allowed Hollywood to bridge the gap between separate cinemas and integrate African American actors and themes into mainstream films.
Felicity is a junior Cinema and Media Studies major. In addition to historical writing, she also pursues creative writing as a film, television, and short story writer and frequently visualizes her work as a video director and producer. Her first narrative short Expiration Date won a special jury citation at the 2012 Oxford Film Festival. She recently had the opportunity to work for the Jim Henson Company in Hollywood. One day she hopes to put her studies in the classroom and cinema to practical use as the writer of the next great film since the Indiana Jones trilogy.