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Body and Soul (USA, 1925; by the pioneering African American director Oscar Micheaux). In his debut feature film performance, Robeson plays two characters, the phony "preacher" Isaiah Jenkins and his upstanding long-lost twin brother Sylvester; both fall in love with a member of Isaiah's congregation, Isabelle. This is a silent film with a fantastic new jazz soundtrack by Wycliffe Gordon. 79 min.
Please note: the film screening will begin after Professor Musser's introduction.