Our friends at the Gene Siskel Film Center are presenting the Chicago premiere of CANE RIVER in a new restoration Feb. 14-20.
Unseen for over 35 years, the mature and soulful romance CANE RIVER was considered lost until the discovery of a 35mm negative that led to its recent recognition as a a classic of Black cinema.
Returning to his home town, former college football star and aspiring poet, Peter, strikes sparks with local girl, Maria, leading to obstacles starting with Peter’s background as a light-skinned Creole whose ancestors owned slaves.
The Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. screening is a Film Center Movie Club event featuring film critic and Black Harvest Film Festival Consultant Sergio Mims as discussion facilitator, Mims will be joined by film producer Pemon Rami.
NABJ Members will receive a complimentary beverage at the time of the discussion. Apply the discount GSFCPARTNER online or in-person at the box office and pay $7 (plus $1.50 online service charge per ticket) instead of $12.
Join us for a night at the theatre! http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/cane-river.