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.
Friday, April 21,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2The Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, April 19,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2The Museum of Modern Art