Join us in a celebration of Floyd Webb’s 60 years on earth and 30 years as a programmer and producer of essential black cinema. Webb started the pioneering Blacklight Film Festival in 1982 and began working with independent filmmakers from around the world, including St. Clair Bourne, Julie Dash, Melenik Shabazz, and Djibril Diop Mambety. He programs the monthly Black World Cinema series at Chatham 14 Theaters, and he’s graced Black Cinema House with valuable advice and highlights from his days at Blacklight, which we’re featuring in an every-other-month series.
For his birthday, Floyd has chosen to show Basil Dearden’s 1962 film All Night Long (92 min.), which sets Shakespeare’s Othello story in an all-night party at a jazz club. Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck topline the band, and Paul Harris plays the unlucky lead.
Black Cinema House
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