On Saturday February 16th at 7:30pm, the Portland Black Film Festival presents Nothing But a Man.
Nothing But a Man (1964) A landmark of "cinema verite" filmmaking, and a realistic portrait of a young black couple's struggle with unemployment and racism in the South. Ivan Dixon stars as a railroad worker who settles down to marry a preacher's daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln), only to find that the system is rigged against him. Shot in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights movement, this was the first film with a largely black cast to be intended for an integrated audience.
The Portland Black Film Festival is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.