CANE RIVER- 40th Anniversary Screening

THE PARADISE PRESENTS: The Last Days of Summer...

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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

-John Steinbeck

Summer 2022, like all good things, is coming to the end. So why not spend a few more days in Paradise as we present six films to bid it adieu? You won't want to miss our special presentation of a lost treasure of American Independent Film. Horace Jenkin's gorgeous romantic drama was missing until 2013 when a negative of the film was recovered. Now in 2022, The Paradise is proud to present the film in honour of its 40th anniversary- join us for1982's CANE RIVER.

Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, CANE RIVER is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity—the light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area.

This lyrical, visionary film disappeared for decades after Jenkins died suddenly following the film’s completion, robbing generations of a talented, vibrant new voice in African American cinema. Available now for the first time in forty years in a brand-new, state-of-the-art 4k restoration created by IndieCollect in association with the archive of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

(Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Sunday August 7th, 6:00 PM/5:30 PM Doors


CANE RIVER- 40th Anniversary Screening

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