*Hallelujah.* 1929. USA. Directed by King Vidor. The Museum of Modern Art Film Study Center Special Collections

Hallelujah. 1929. USA. Directed by King Vidor. 109 min.

Nina Mae Mckinney, one of the earliest black leading actresses in Hollywood, makes her debut as the seductive siren Chick in this all-black-cast drama set in the age of sharecropping. Though she was praised for her vibrant performance (and signed to a five-year contract with MGM), McKinney’s career later stalled due to limited opportunities for black actresses, making this film a must-see highlight of a career cut short. 16mm.

  1. Friday, April 21,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
  2. Wednesday, April 19,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art