Play Dates

January 28        Rochester, NY        GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM

About

UK, 1951
Director: Zoltan Korda
Producer: Zoltan Korda, Alan Paton
Cast: Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson
Screenwriter: Alan Paton, John Howard Lawson
Based on the novel by Alan Paton
Cinematography: Robert Krasker
Music: Raymond Gallois-Montbrun
Genre: Drama
B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: English
Running Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis:
Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee), a black preacher in apartheid South Africa, travels to Johannesburg to help his son, who is accused of murdering a white man. With the assistance of a clergyman (Sidney Poitier), Kumalo seeks to heal the wounds afflicting his family and the family of the murdered man.

Awards and Nominations:
UN Award Winner (BAFTA Awards, 1953)
Best British Film, Best Film from any Source nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1953)
Bronze Berlin Bear Winner (Berlin International Film Festival, 1952)

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