• Original Title Transmagnifican Dambamuality
  • Year: 1976
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 7'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Ronald K. Gray
  • Cinematography: Ronald K. Gray
  • Editing: Ronald K. Gray
  • Music / Score: John Adams, Dorothy Randall Gray
  • Cast: Cheryl Francis, Genie Massey, Darryl Alladice, Llewellyn Jones
  • Production: Ronald K. Gray
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Milestone Film & Video

“Transmagnifican Dambamuality” is one of the New Wave of Black Films which has as its creative pulse the unique poly rhythms of Black urban life. This slapstick portrayal of a teenager's frenetic struggle of creative self-realization in the hyperactive environment of a large family in a small apartment will draw laughter from anyone who has traveled the often rocky road toward personal accomplishment. The title “Transmagnifican Dambamuality” was borrowed from a song made popular during the heyday of Black vaudeville.

Ronald Gray

Ronald Gray is a filmmaker, musician and photographer. Working in film, he has been a producer, director, cinematographer and editor. His first film was the multi-award-winning “Transmagnifican Dambamuality” (1976), which also received two Creative Arts Program grants and one American Film Institute grant. Gray collaborated with Kathleen Collins as co-producer, cinematographer and co-editor on “The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy” and “Losing Ground”. Gray taught cinematography for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program for fifteen years. 

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