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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Paradise in Harlem (Othello in Harlem)

    1939. USA. Joseph Seiden. 70 min.

Friday, October 3, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Paradise in Harlem (Othello in Harlem)

    1939. USA. Directed by Joseph Seiden. Screenplay by Frank Wilson. With Wilson. A black vaudevillian dreams of bringing Shakespeare to the Harlem stage. Predating Paul Robeson's Broadway Othello, this remarkable movie was clearly influenced by the Orson Welles "voodoo" Macbeth of 1936. Print courtesy of EmGee Film Library. 70 min.