Film Society Selection
'CABIN IN THE SKY'
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Thursday 30th January 7.30pm
FILM RECEIVED 3 NOMINATIONS
Vincente Minnelli, US, 1943, 99 minutes
Cast: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong
Finding himself in purgatory, a compulsive gambler is sent back to Earth to prove
he deserves to be in heaven. With a truly fantastic all-black cast, this parable
of salvation showcases a remarkable debut from a director exploring his craft.
Director: Francesca Jaynes, UK, 2012, 24 minutes
A poignant and gently funny look at three generations as they come together
for the funeral of ballroom dancing champion, George.
We welcome writer-director Francesca Jaynes and producer Auriole Wells (subject to availability).
I must admit, as a support to the Harlem Renaissance, I show this film to my students. No child has ever been left unaffected at seeing this film. What a wonderfully touching film. It addresses real issues of today in a yesterday atmosphere. The cinematography is somewhat lacking, but for the 1940s that is of no diminish to the beauty of this film. In addition, it is yet a marker to the contribution of the African American to the film industry and well worth the title of one of life's best kept African American secrets. The actors in the film also warrant acclaim for this. This all person-of-color film is so lovely, emotion filled and real, who would not want to spend their time evaluating its worth? As a 7th grade Language Arts instructor who is greatly proud of her heritage and the contributions my ancestors and friends have made, I am indeed proud of this cinematic star-studded glimpse of the past. And, I still cry every time I watch it today...
hopeh332 November 2005