A Black History Month Double Feature!
The Leaning Tree (1969, Gordon Parks, 1h 47m): The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.
Shaft (1971, Gordon Parks, 1h 40m): Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
TICKETS: $10 general | $5 MOPA Members**
**Limited offer: MOPA Members eligible to purchase $50 year-long admission pass for film series.
Pesented in partnership with Film Geeks SD
Film Geeks 2017: A Year of Firsts!
January 13: Breathless (1960)
February 24: Black History Month Double Feature! The Leaning Tree (969) / Shaft (1971)
March 3: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
April 14: Drunken Angel (1948)
May 12: Woman of the Year (1942
June 16: Rebecca (1940)
July 7: King Kong (1933)
August 4: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
September 1: Women direct! Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
October 27: Dementia 13 (1963)
November 17: Mean Streets (1973)
December 1: East of Eden (1955)