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Author of Charles Burnett Book Receives Academy Film Scholars Grant

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James O. Naremore, a professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, has been announced as one of the recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2013 Film Scholars Grant.

Naremore’s current project is a two-part book, entitled "The Cinema of Charles Burnett," that will focus attention on Burnett’s involvement with the L.A. Rebellion, as well as place the filmmaker in context with other black filmmakers and the Hollywood film industry.  Naremore was also a visiting professor in Cinema & Media Studies at UCLA last year.

Also receiving the Academy’s Film Scholars Grant is Laurence Kardish, whose work will focus on indie filmmaker Shirley Clarke.  The Archive has restored three films directed by Clarke: The Connection (1962), and two documentaries, Ornette: Made in America (1985) and Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World (1963).

—Staci Hogsett, UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies.