United States | 1964 | Michael Roemer
Ivan Dixon (Hogan’s Heroes) and Abbey Lincoln star in this landmark racial drama which was shot during the summer (1963) that also witnessed the March on Washingrton and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Set in Alabama, the movie focuses on a black laborer who marries the educated daughter of a preacher, then struggles (against racism and other realities) to build a dignified life for her. “One of the great American independent films and one of the great films about how racism defines African American masculinity.” –Amy Taubin, Artforum. “No other American film has yet treated a black male/female relationship with as much sensitivity. Watching Dixon and Lincoln come to terms with one another and their own lives, we realize, more than ever, how much of the black experience has been ignored or evaded by the American commercial film.” –Donald Bogle.
An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy Release of a Cinedigm/New Video Film. Restored by LIbrary of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.
Photo credit: APD/Cinema Conservancy
92 min. New 35mm Restoration! Cleveland revival premiere!
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