Sat December 11, 2021 1:30 PM

Rebecca Hall Presents SHADOWS / VEILED ARISTOCRATS

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Pre-taped introduction by PASSING filmmaker Rebecca Hall

This is a vaccinated-only screening

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ABOUT THE FILMS

 

SHADOWS, 1958, AGFA, 87 min, Dir: John Cassavetes.  

With its low budget, seemingly improvised style, naturalistic acting and progressive view of racial politics, Cassavetes’ groundbreaking directorial debut kickstarted not only a career, but an entirely new way of thinking about American cinema. Set in beatnik Manhattan (a locale commonly associated with the New York native), the film follows three African-American siblings who share a close bond despite their various goals, whether it be hitting it big as a musician, frequenting the local bars, or falling in love. With the free-flowing quality of jazz, a genre which dominates the soundtrack, SHADOWS remains one of the most influential films of the 1950s. 

FORMAT: 35mm


VEILED ARISTOCRATS, 1932, Kino Lorber, 48 min, Dir: Oscar Micheaux.  

Written, produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux and based on the novel The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt, VEILED ARISTOCRATS is a vital drama—punctuated with song-and-dance numbers—of a woman wrestling with the decision of marrying a successful light-skinned man, or an idealistic entrepreneur of darker complexion.

FORMAT: DCP