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Tracing Chicago origins of 'Something Good,' a recently discovered film clip depicting first onscreen kiss between two African-Americans

CHICAGO - Barry Jenkins, an Oscar winning director and producer, said the film left him speechless.

The award-winning actress Viola Davis shared it on her Instagram page with the comment: "love, love, love this!"

The grainy black-and-white clip is simple enough - two African-American actors playfully embracing and kissing for 29 seconds. But soon after it was posted, the clip went viral, sparking an online conversation about the way black love has been depicted on screen.

In fact, the silent film "Something Good –

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