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TOO FAR IN FRONT: MICHAEL ROEMER

March 22-24 at the Trylon

A Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, Roemer was a Yale professor who worked intermittently for PBS and the Ford Foundation. The two feature films in this series were so poorly received upon their release that they were nearly lost forever. Never before have the words “before his time” been more apt.

NOTHING BUT A MAN

(1964, 35mm, 95m) dir Michael Roemer w/Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris. Duff (Dixon) and Josie (Lincoln) fall for each other and face what it means to be Black in America. With brilliant performances, a perfect script, and a fantastic Motown soundtrack, Nothing But a Man should be considered one of the great independent films […]


Showings: Mar. 22 7:00, Mar. 23 9:00, Mar. 24 3:00

THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY

(1969, 35mm, 81m) dir Michael Roemer w/Martin Priest, Ben Lang, Maxine Woods. Harry (Priest) is a Jewish small-time numbers guy released from prison who finds out that he is no longer a part of the racket. This gangland comedy failed to impress distributors, who shelved it for a tax write-off. Harry was finally released in […]


Showings: Mar. 22 9:00, Mar. 23 7:00, Mar. 24 5:00

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