CANE RIVER- 40th Anniversary Screening
THE PARADISE PRESENTS: The Last Days of Summer...
About this event
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
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