Tu 05/15: BloomScreen presents: Nothing But a Man

Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm

Join BloomBars for a forgotten classic, that was Malcolm X’s favorite film…

Nothing But a Man (1964, 95 min), by Michael Roemer – tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town’s preacher’s daughter and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist South in the early 1960s. The story depicts their struggle to find a “meaningful place” in their society. Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln star in this painfully honest, enormously moving drama about African-American life in the South.

NOTHING BUT A MAN is widely regarded as one of the very finest American films of the 1960s and a masterpiece of independent cinema. The depiction of the African American experience was so spot-on, that it reportedly became the favorite movie of Malcolm X. The film was restored by the US Library of Congress and added to the National Film Registry in 1993.

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts, and other guests.

Directions: The location is 7 minutes walking distance from the Columbia Heights METRO Station , and a couple of local parking garages – Target and Giant. Street parking is available on 11th St and on Kenyon St – directly adjacent to Harriet Tubman Elementary School.