Elvis Mitchell announced as 2023 Allesee Chair
Elvis Mitchell, a nationally renowned film historian and critic, will be the 2023 Wayne State University Bob Allison (Allesee) Chair in Endowed Media. He will teach the COM 6410 Allesee Master Class on the Art of Black Film in the 2023 Spring term. The course will explore the inroads and impacts achieved by filmmakers of color, from the medium’s earliest days to the present. His 2022 Netflix documentary "Is That Black Enough For You?!?" was recently screened at the Freep Film Festival, followed by a Department of Communication-hosted reception to celebrate both Elvis and the film. Additionally, during Freep Film Festival, Elvis, who once was a film critic for the Detroit Free Press, hosted a live recording of his radio show “The Treatment” with Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne.