Sunday, June 7, 2009

Robeson film series - "Body and Soul"

Join us today for a special showing of the silent film, "Body and Soul", starring Paul Robeson in a dual role as a corrupt minister and his rival, an unassuming inventor living in the town the minister has arrived in. The movie was controversial at the time for its underlying critique of the church and religious authority, and is the earliest extant Robeson movie.

This is the first in our four-week Robeson film series; we'll be showing a different movie every Sunday in June at 2pm, here at the Watha T. Daniel interim library.

Next week we will be showing "Proud Valley", which showcases Robeson's international status as a labor activist.

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