Reviving and Reviewing the 'Race Film'

Date/Time

Feb 7, 2018
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM

Description

REVIVING AND REVIEWING THE "RACE FILM"

Body and Soul

dir. Oscar Micheaux, 1925, 102 min.

Paul Robeson plays both the saintly Sylvester Jenkins and his ex-con brother, the “Reverend” Isaiah, who wows the church ladies with his oratory, then sullies their virgin daughters and makes off with their life savings. Featuring a new soundtrack by DJ Spooky. 

Remarks after the film by Joseph Coppola, PhD candidate in English & Cinema and Media Studies. He holds affiliations at the Annenberg School for Communication and Penn Law, and is a contributor to Turner Classic Movies. 

Cost

Free

Location

View map Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Wolf Humanities Center

Phone

215-573-8280

Contact name

Wolf humanities Center

Contact email

wolfhumanities@upenn.edu

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

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