Followed by:
THE COOL WORLD
35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress
"It gives the shattering details of an excellent newspaper exposé and binds it with the conviction of staggering imagery." – The New York Times. Produced by famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman and propelled by the sounds of Dizzy Gillespie, this fictional snapshot of teenagers surrounded by pimps, prostitutes and corrupt cops in turbulent 1960s Harlem packs a punch still undiminished five decades later. The enigmatic Duke is a wannabe gangster who dreams of procuring guns so he can walk tall with the thugs he idolizes. DIR/SCR Shirley Clarke, from the novel by Warren Miller and the play by Robert Rossen; PROD Frederick Wiseman. U.S., 1963, b&w, 125 min. NOT RATED

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Double Feature: NOTHING BUT A MAN + THE COOL WORLD

NOTHING BUT A MAN
35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress
Set against the stirrings of the Civil Rights Movement and a rising wave of burgeoning black pride, NOTHING BUT A MAN tells the story of Duff (Ivan Dixon, who went on to direct 1973's THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR), a railroad section hand who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie (Abbey Lincoln), an educated preacher's daughter. Called "one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country" (The Washington Post), the film explores the painful nuances of life in the 1960s South, and themes of fatherhood and sacrifice. (Note adapted from Cinema Conservancy.) DIR/SCR/PROD Michael Roemer; SCR/PROD Robert M. Young; PROD Robert Rubin. U.S., 1964, b&w, 95 min. NOT RATED

Followed by:
THE COOL WORLD
35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress
"It gives the shattering details of an excellent newspaper exposé and binds it with the conviction of staggering imagery." – The New York Times. Produced by famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman and propelled by the sounds of Dizzy Gillespie, this fictional snapshot of teenagers surrounded by pimps, prostitutes and corrupt cops in turbulent 1960s Harlem packs a punch still undiminished five decades later. The enigmatic Duke is a wannabe gangster who dreams of procuring guns so he can walk tall with the thugs he idolizes. DIR/SCR Shirley Clarke, from the novel by Warren Miller and the play by Robert Rossen; PROD Frederick Wiseman. U.S., 1963, b&w, 125 min. NOT RATED

AFI Member passes accepted.

235 Minutes
Drama

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