THE LIBERATION OF L.B. JONES
Thursday, April 28
Directed by William Wyler
Starring Lee J. Cobb, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana, Fayard Nicholas
Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on a novel by Jesse Hill Ford
35mm. Approx. 102 min.
In the Deep, Deep South, wealthy Black undertaker Roscoe Lee Browne hires lawyer Lee J. Cobb to handle his divorce from sexy wife Lola Falana - only trouble is, the co-respondent is white trash cop, Anthony Zerbe. Wyler’s final film.
“Wyler sets up genre expectations of the liberal Hollywood movie that he then ruthlessly dismantles.”
– Neil Sinyard, Sight & Sound