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Silent Movie Mondays - Pioneers of African American Cinema

  • The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine Street Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)

Body and Soul (1925) was written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux and stars Paul Robeson in his first film role. Robeson plays twin brothers, one a badly behaved minister and the other an ordinary working man, both vying for the affection of a young woman who is trying to abide by the misguided wishes of her devout mother. Musical accompaniment by Tedde Gibson on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

Running time: 93 minutes.

CineClub will immediately follow the film in The Paramount lobby bar, hosted by Zola Mumford, Festival Curator for LANGSTON's Seattle Black Film Festival.

Click here for a research companion to the Pioneers of African American Cinema Series, including a suggested reading list selected by Zola Mumford, Curator for Seattle Black Film Festival.

Earlier Event: October 14
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