Nothing But a Man
A labourer in 1960s Alabama falls for a preacher’s daughter, but will their love rise above racism and family strife?
Dir Michael Roemer
With Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Yaphet Kotto
Roemer’s landmark movie about African-American lives in early 1960s Alabama finds an itinerant labourer (Dixon) falling for a preacher’s daughter (Lincoln), and striving to make a success of things despite familial obstacles and near-ubiquitous racism. It’s a tough but tender, wholly unsentimental account of a man determined to be true to himself, but having to work out exactly what that entails.