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U.S., 1966
Directed by Leo Penn
Starring Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson, Mel Tormé, Peter Lawford
Approx. 104 min. 35mm.

“The story of a self-destructive, alcoholic, exploited jazz musician that starred Sammy Davis Jr., Ossie Davis, and Lola Falana. Significant was the sensitive dramatic leading lady, Cicely Tyson, who was unlike any female lead in Hollywood history, Dark-skinned with vibrant eyes and a short Afro — at a time when the Afro had not yet received wide acceptance — Tyson challenged Western standards of beauty.” — Donald Bogle, Hollywood Black

With support from the Ada Katz Fund for Literature in Film
 and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund. 

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