Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for a stunningly honest movie about race relations in the 1960’s… This favorite film of Malcolm X is, refreshingly, free of today’s historical revisionism, sugarcoating and whitewashing…
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 a 7 minute walk from Columbia Heights METRO, and parking garages at Target and at Giant. Street parking available on 11th St and Kenyon St – next to Tubman ES.