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Virtual Film Series: Collection of Shorts

Collection of Shorts: Two Knights of Vaudeville; Mercy, The Mummy Mumbled; and Hot Biskits.

  • Time : 7–8:30pm

In conjunction with African American Art in the 20th Century, The Westmoreland first-ever film series, featuring works by the unsung pioneers of early African American Cinema, will now be LIVE STREAMED! Join us in virtually watching the collection of shorts and participate in the following facilitated discussion on Wednesday, January 20, 7pm.

Collection of Shorts:

  • Two Knights of Vaudeville Ebony Film Co., 1915, 11 minutes.
  • Mercy, The Mummy Mumbled Ebony Film Co., 1918, 12 minutes.
  • Hot Biskits Spencer Williams, 1931, 10 minutes.

The film screening will be followed by a live-streamed discussion facilitated by Joe Lewis, Executive Director of the Jazz Bridge Project and Founder/Curator of the Black Bottom Film Festival presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, and Mona Wiley, Public Programs Manager at The Westmoreland.

  • Due to a scheduling conflict Kenneth Nicholson, visual artist and adjunct instructor at Seton Hill University, University of Pitt at Greensburg, and Westmoreland County Community College, will not be joining this installment of the film series.

FREE with registration. Advance registration is required.

To register, click here or call 888.718.4253.*

*The link to access the live-streamed Film Series program will be included on the receipt/confirmation page during the registration process, and this link will also be included within the receipt sent to your email.


  • Time : 7–8:30pm
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