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Film Series

Cicely Tyson

 
Film Series
 
Feb 4—Feb 10, 2022
 
   
 
 
 
 
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“I’m not the kind of person who works only for money. It has to have some real substance for me to do it.”—Cicely Tyson

We pay tribute to iconic, groundbreaking actress Cicely Tyson, who passed away in 2021 and left behind a formidable legacy. The child of immigrants from the Caribbean island of Nevis, Tyson was born in New York and had a 60-year career that included several Emmys, a Tony Award, an honorary Oscar, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. This series gathers career-spanning work, from her big-screen debut in the rarely screened Carib Gold to her scene-stealing supporting roles later in life. It also celebrates her triumphs of the 1970s, including her Emmy-winning The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (originally made for television and presented here for a rare theatrical run) and Sounder, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.


 
PAST EVENTS
Jane Pittman
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
 

A rare theatrical screening of this poignant drama that earned Tyson her first Emmy.

Feb 4—Feb 10, 2022
 
 
Sounder
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Sounder
 

This heartfelt drama about a family of Black sharecroppers earned Tyson an Oscar nomination.

Feb 5—Feb 10, 2022
 
 
Bustin Loose
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Bustin’ Loose
 

Richard Pryor is a man on parole tasked with caring for kids in this wacky comedy.

Sun, Feb 6, 2022
 
 
Carib Gold
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Carib Gold
 

Tyson’s rarely seen screen debut is a story of sunken treasure, voodoo, and betrayal.

Mon, Feb 7, 2022
 
 
 Hoodlum
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Hoodlum
 

The Mafia muscles in on the Black-run numbers game in 1930s Harlem in this incisive drama.

Tue, Feb 8, 2022
 
 
Idlewild
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Idlewild
 

Outkast’s André 3000 and Big Boi offer a strange and stylish cinematic musical experiment.

Wed, Feb 9, 2022