SPECIAL EVENT: Pioneers Of African American Cinema
Sat July 30 at 8p in the Nyack Center
Three films made by, for, and about the black community that explore themes of good and evil. Hell-bound Train (1930, 60 min) is a cautionary tale of intemperance, jazz, and bad decisions, set on a train filled with unrepentant sinners hurtling toward damnation. Heaven-Bound Traveler (1932, 15 min) and Verdict: Not Guilty (1933, 8 min) will also be shown for the first time since they were restored by the Library of Congress with new scores written by actor, musician, composer and Nyack resident Sam Waymon. Following the screening, Waymon will lead a discusson about these films.