Detroit Film Theatre
Pioneers of African-American Cinema: BODY AND SOUL
Saturday, February 04, 2017
(US/1925—directed by Oscar Micheaux)
In Micheaux’s landmark drama, the great Paul Robeson portrays twin brothers: one who’s an ordinary working man, the other who’s a cynical, hard-drinking, sexually predatory minister. Both brothers are vying for the affections of the same young woman, who’s trying desperately to abide by the wishes of her devout but misguided mother. This new restoration features original tinting, as well as a newly recorded musical score by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. Plus: a recently discovered, one-minute film clip featuring Oscar Micheaux on the set of one of his films in the early 1920s. (93 minutes)
Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.