Bill Gunn—filmmaker, playwright, actor, and novelist—is a singular artist of undeniable ingenuity. Over time, his career has become synonymous with the whitewashing of Hollywood that denied, and continues to deny, filmmakers of color the chance to have their work properly funded and distributed. This double bill features two of Gunn’s three remarkable directorial efforts, as his first feature from 1970, Stop, was shelved by the studio and is yet to be released. Ganja & Hess, notably remade by Spike Lee as Da Sweet Blood of Jesus in 2014, is an expressive vampire thriller, challenging the blaxploitation genre by presenting a complex tale of addiction and Black high society. Personal Problems, in turn, is an experimental soap opera and antithesis to television from the era, a dazzling portrayal of daily Black life featuring an extraordinary performance by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor as a nurse aid. These two films are the masterpieces of a subversive artist working outside of the biases of white America, who leaves behind a momentous legacy in Black independent film.