CANE RIVER (1982) - Black History Month



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Feb 27 7:30 PM


Black History Month


Thursday, 2/27 at 7:30 pm | Members $7 | Public $12

Horace Jenkins’ Cane River is a love story shot in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana, with an entirely African American cast and crew. A budding romance lays bare the tensions between light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the more disenfranchised, darker-skinned families descended from slaves. Cane River disappeared for decades after Jenkins’ sudden death at 42, shortly after film’s extremely limited release, and was thought to be lost until a negative of the film resurfaced and was subsequently restored in 2016. (USA, 1982, 90 Mins., English | Dir. Horace Jenkins)