San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Free Event: Screening of "Paris Blues" starring : Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll, with Louis Armstrong and music by Duke Ellington:
The story of two expatriate jazz musicians, Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, who are vacationing in France, they must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris more exciting than America and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere.