ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

About The Film

(1972) At the end of the Civil War, African-American ex-soldier Buck (Sidney Poitier) is looking for places in the West where former slaves can settle. An unprincipled man, Deshay, is working with his ruthless gang of outlaws to try to stop Buck's work and keep the people enslaved in Louisiana. When Buck meets a con man in disguise who is calling himself “The Preacher” (Harry Belafonte), the two men band together to stop Deshay and his gang.

About The Classic Black Cinema Series

A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.

Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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