Thursday, December 3, 2015
SEE: A LANDMARK OF BLACK FILM AT 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