Every film needs a soundtrack of some sort, we are partnering with Black Cinema House to present a series featuring lives scores of rarely seen silent films. Various musicians curated by ESS will lend their musical talents throughout the series.
First up is Body and Soul (1925, 78 min.), a race film produced, written, and directed by Oscar Micheaux and starring Paul Robeson in his motion picture debut. Robeson stars as an escaped prisoner masquerading as a pastor who tries to cheat a small-town church of its offerings while romancing the pious young daughter of one of his parishioners. The film is one of only three of Micheaux’s 26 silent films to survive. ESS' own Alex Inglizian and Adam Vida will provide the score.
Saturday, July 6 at 7pm
Black Cinema House
6901 S. Dorchester Ave.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.