Thursday, December 3, 2015


Saturday, December 5th, 2:00PM, Resurrection a Lost Landmark of Black Film History at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue by West 135th Street. Join preeminent Harlem scholar and architect John T. Reddick, scholar and artist, Lenwood O. Sloan and performer and activist Liza Jesse Peterson for an afternoon exploring the rich legacy of Bert Williams and African Americans’ contribution to the American theater. Also featuring footage from the long lost film “Lime Kiln Field Day”, with an original score composed and performed by Samora Pinderhughes, commissioned by Harlem Stage.

MoMA’s discovery of this extraordinary footage, featuring Bert Williams and Harlem based actors and company, forms the basis for an in-depth program that explores the rich and provocative history of African American performance and its impact on American theater and culture. The film features recently discovered, unedited footage for an unreleased black-cast feature film, originally shot in 1913. Starring the legendary Caribbean American musical theater performer and recording artist Bert Williams (1874–1922), along with several Harlem-based entertainment pioneers including J. Leubrie Hill and members of his Darktown Follies stage company.

More details and online tickets at the Harlem Stage site: LINK

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