Coming to America

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A wealthy and pampered African Prince comes to America in search of a bride. His destination, of course, is Queens in New York. Accompanied by his closest companion, the Prince quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and more trouble than most. Keep an eye out for Murphy and Hall in some unforgettable cameo roles. (Synopsis from Criterion Pictures website) Directed by John Landis (1998, 115 mins, DVD).
Black Cinema House | 7200 S. Kimbark Ave.

This screening is part of the Friday Film Forum, a series presented in conjunction with Professor Jacqueline Stewart’s University of Chicago course, “African American Cinema Since 1970.” Presented by Nova Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago.