In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia
Body and Soul
(dir. Oscar Micheau, 1925, 102 min.)
Paul Robeson plays both the saintly Sylvester Jenkins and his ex-con brother, the “Reverend” Isaiah, who wows the church ladies with his oratory, then sullies their virgin daughters and makes off with their life savings. Featuring a new soundtrack by DJ Spooky.