Nothing But a Man
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Showings
Series
Series:Portland Black Film Festival
Film Info
Genre:Drama, Romance
Released:1964
Format:Digital
Rating:NR
Run Time:95 minutes
Cast & Crew
Director:Michael Roemer
Cast:Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris
Description

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.

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