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Special Screening Of "Nothing But A Man" At MoMI (NYC) On January 16th. See It!!!

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 27, 2011 at 4:02PM

Ahhh... how I love this movie; a rare gem of its time, and I'd say still very much is a rarity today, some 47 years after it was initially released. That should not only tell you how good it is, but also how far what we call black cinema has come since then (not much at all).
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Nothing But A Man

Ahhh... how I love this movie; a rare gem of its time, and I'd say still very much is a rarity today, some 47 years after it was initially released. That should not only tell you how good it is, but also how far what we call black cinema has come since then (not much at all).

If you've never seen Nothing But A Man, and you live in New York City, you're in for a treat, because, not only will you get to see the film for the first time, but you'll get to do so on the big screen.

The Museum of the Moving Image will screen Nothing But A Man on Monday, January 16, at 3pm - a film that was added to the National Registry in 1993, and is considered a classic and milestone of not just black cinema, but cinema overall.

A powerful depiction of black life in 1960s southern USA, the film stars Ivan Dixon (died in 2008) in one of his earliest roles, years before he stepped behind the camera to producer and direct another seminal piece of black cinema, 1973's The Spook Who Sat By The Door; and a young Abbey Lincoln (died in 2010) in what was really her first starring role, and only her second feature film.

Directed by German filmmaker Michael Roemer, the film comes highly recommended, so if you haven't seen it, you should. And if you live in New York City, see it on the big screen at MoMI in about 2 weeks.

Of course, you could find the entire film on the web if you looked, but I'd recommend watching a good print of this in a theatrical setting.

Here's a clip from the film; and underneath is Ivan Dixon talking about the film decades later:

Here's Ivan Dixon talking about the film 40 years later:

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