Film Series

Lena Horne 100

 
 
Sep 18—Sep 20, 2017
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Singer, actress, activist, trailblazer: On the 100th anniversary of her birth (in Bed-Stuy, no less), BAMcinématek celebrates the electrifying, all-too-brief film career of the legendary Lena Horne. Coming up through the chorus line of Harlem’s famed Cotton Club, Horne’s silky-smooth voice and magnetic presence made her one of the few black women to achieve superstar status in 1940s Hollywood, while her outspoken commitment to civil rights made her an icon for a whole new generation in the 1960s.


 
PAST EVENTS
Stormy Weather
Film
Stormy Weather (screening with Now)
 

Horne delivers a showstopping rendition of the title song in this musical with an all-black cast.

Mon, Sep 18, 2017
CURATOR’S CHOICE
 
 
Cabin In The Sky
Film
Cabin in the Sky (screening with Boogie-Woogie Dream)
 

Horne stars with Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington in this musical fantasy.

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
 
 
Duke Is Tops
Film
The Duke Is Tops
 

A 20-year-old Horne lights up this vivacious 1930s jazz musical.

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
 
 
The Wiz
Film
The Wiz
 

Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, and Horne star in this Motown take on the classic.

Wed, Sep 20, 2017