Body and Soul

February 7, 2018 (Wednesday) / 7:00 pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Body and Soul

dir. Oscar Micheaux, 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. 

Remarks after the film by Joseph Coppola, PhD candidate in English & Cinema and Media Studies. He holds affiliations at the Annenberg School for Communication and Penn Law, and is a contributor to Turner Classic Movies. 


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