Adelphi screens film, “Nothing But a Man”

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This spring, the Adelphi University Department of History will host a series of film screenings exploring the history of immigration, migration and race.  At the conclusion of each screening, a member of the Adelphi faculty will lead a discussion about the film with the audience.

To kick things off early and coincide with Black History Month, the Adelphi Performing Arts Center will host a screening of “Nothing But a Man,” a 1964 film written by Michael Roemer and Robert Young and directed by Roemer.

Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning black pride, “Nothing But a Man” tells the story of Duff, a railroad section hand who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher’s daughter.

Called “one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” by The Washington Post, the film explores the painful nuances of life in the 1960s South and themes of fatherhood and sacrifice.

The screening is free and will take place at the Adelphi University Concert Hall at 1 South Ave. in Garden City on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

 

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