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DIRTY GERTIE FROM HARLEM U.S.A.

4:40

Friday, February 7

(1946, Spencer Williams) Loosely based on W. Somerset Maugham’s “Rain,” a melodrama about a two-timing vixen showgirl hiding out at an island hotel—facing the consequences when an old boyfriend shows up. Director Williams, who appears here in drag as a fortuneteller, was, with Micheaux, one of the most important directors of “race movies.” Starring Francine EverettInez NewellDCP. Approx. 65 min.

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