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Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Cabin in the Sky’
December 11, 2022 | 2:00 pmFree
The 1943 musical ‘Cabin in the Sky’ is a faux-folk parable of faith, temptation, loyalty, and salvation in the imagined life of Black people created by great Black actors and white studio filmmakers. The story revolves around sinner Little Joe Jackson (Eddie Anderson) asking for one more chance before passing through the pearly gates. All the heavy-handed theology, however, is quickly forgotten when performers like Lena Horne and Ethel Waters grab the spotlight.