Seniors

Seniors’ free archive matinee: Cabin in the Sky

+ intro by writer Marcus Powell

A joyous gospel reworking of Faust and The Wizard of Oz with an all-star cast.

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USA 1943
Dir Vincente Minnelli
With Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram
98min
35mm
Certificate U

As our seniors’ archive matinee programme returns, join us for this heart-warming and enduring musical, a delight on the big screen. This joyous gospel reworking of Faust and The Wizard of Oz features an all-star, all-African American cast. Lena Horne is captivating in her first starring role, and Ethel Waters shines as a middle-aged woman ‘Taking a Chance on Love’.

Free for over-60s, otherwise normal matinee price.

Also available on BFI Player.

See our African Odysseys event, and a seniors’ matinee of Mandabi