Cabin in the Sky
Series:Portland Black Film Festival
Film Info
Run Time:98 minutes
Cast & Crew
Director:Vincent Minnelli
Cast:Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson

On Sunday February 10th at 7:00pm, Cinema Classics presents Cabin in the Sky. This event is part of the Portland Black Film Festival.

Cabin in the Sky (1943) Vincent Minnelli’s classic musical featuring an all-black cast. Compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies during a shooting. The Lord and Lucifer make a deal with him: they will give him six months to atone for the errors of his human life, but once back on Earth, he won't remember the deal. As both sides try to get Little Joe's soul, they figure that some of the most powerful tools they have at their disposal are the women in Little Joe's life: his wife Petunia on behalf of the Lord, and Georgia Brown, a gold-digging floozy, on behalf of Lucifer. Starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as Little Joe Jackson.