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Big screen classics

Nothing But a Man

This landmark of social realism focuses on the lives of a young black couple in 60s Alabama.

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USA 1964
Dir Michael Roemer
With Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Yaphet Kotto
92min
Digital
Certificate 12A

Michael Roemer’s vividly authentic account of African American life as experienced by a young couple living in Alabama in the early 1960s demonstrates how poverty, racism, inequality and injustice can take their toll, both on a loving relationship and on an individual’s sense of self-worth. Never preachy or sentimental, the film is a landmark of social realism, beautifully written, shot and performed throughout.

The screening on Wed 9 May will be introduced by film critic Kelli Weston.


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