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.