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Classic Black Cinema Series - Edge of the City
- Museum admission, free for members
About This Program
(1957) Edge of the City gave Sidney Poitier the chance to play the same role in a feature film that he had previously played on television. In 1955, he starred in the final episode of the legendary live anthology series The Philco Television Playhouse, entitled A Man Is Ten Feet Tall. Although the title was changed and the script rewritten by MGM for the big screen, they kept the basic storyline intact. Poitier was the sole actor from the television version to repeat their role in the movie.
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.