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(1964) On a night out, while stogey-puffing co-worker Yaphet Kotto (Alien) memorably plays pinball to the beat of Martha Reeves’ “Heat Wave,” railroad man/single dad Ivan Dixon meets preacher’s daughter Abbey Lincoln and tries to build a dignified life. With rich b&w photography (by Roemer’s producing partner Robert M. Young), a vintage Motown soundtrack, and low-key performances by a soon-to-be-eminent cast. Approx. 95 min. 35mm. 

*Michael Roemer will introduce Wednesday’s 8:30 screening.

A Cinema Conservancy Release of a Cinedigm/New Video Film

Restored by Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation


“A landmark of independent filmmaking… seen today, it’s impossible not to gauge the distance traveled and note the miles left to go.”
– Time Out New York

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