Don't miss Black History Month movie night.
The program will mark key anniversaries in the Black American Experience, including 20 years since the passing of historic band leader and jazz singer Cab Calloway, 40 years since the inception of The Jeffersons (a network television milestone), and 65 years since the assignment of Jessie L. Brown, the U.S. Navy's first black aviator, to Fighter Squadron 32 with which he flew and sadly perished during the Korean War (after which the Navy christened the U.S.S. Jessie L. Brown in his honor).
The evening's menu will proceed with the stunning Korean War drama, 1962's War Hunt.
Widely considered the best minimalistic, independently produced war film ever made, historyonfilm.com says: "No other movie comes close to capturing the futility of the Korean War once it had entered the stalemate stage" (trivia buffs take note: War Hunt "introduced" Robert Redford....it was his first movie).
Post-viewing discussion will follow in the context of the recent Dennis Rodman debacle in North Korea.
The program will also address the cultural phenomenon of 'blackface' and will conclude with a brief tribute to Pete Seeger, perhaps the ultimate white-faced champion of the Black Experience.
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Free and open to everyone, this is an all-16mm, all-celluloid event with no high-fructose digital additives whatsoever. Please help support proudly organic film preservation/appreciation.