Black History Month Special Engagement: STORMY WEATHER (1943) - 80th Anniversary
Fri Feb 10 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:20 pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | Silver Spring, MD
AdvertisementAlong with MGM's CABIN IN THE SKY, released just a few months prior in 1943, 20th Century Fox's STORMY WEATHER represents a landmark film: an A picture-budgeted musical from a major Hollywood studio featuring an African American cast, something the studios had collectively failed to produce since MGM's HALLELUJAH in 1929. Legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson plays "Mr. Bill" Williamson, who recounts stories from his past, loosely based on Robinson's own life experiences, to a group of neighborhood children. The film features a bevy of dazzlingly talented Black performers, including Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Dooley Wilson, Katherine Dunham and the amazing Nicholas Brothers, whose famous tap dance finale set to Calloway and his Orchestra's "Jumpin' Jive" was described by none other than Fred Astaire as the greatest movie musical number he had ever seen.
Where is it happening?AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd,Silver Spring,MD,United States, Silver Spring, United States
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