Black Cinematheque Filmmaker Series: The Blood of Jesus

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Night 2 of the Black Cinematheque Filmmaker Series presents the 1941 film by Spencer Williams, one of the most important African-American filmmakers of the 1940s. The Blood of Jesus was filmed near Dallas on a budget of only $5,000. The film uses both ethereal gospel music and down-and-dirty blues on the soundtrack in an effective metaphor for the battle of sacred and profane influences. The filmmaker series, hosted by the Texas Theatre and the South Dallas Cultural Center, continues on Feb. 17, 18 & 24. Admission to each program is $1.

Sun. Feb. 11: The Blood of Jesus ( 1941) - Directed by Spencer Williams. Screens at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

Sat. Feb. 17: Super Fly (1972) - 35mm - Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. Screen at the Texas Theatre (post show after party)

Sun. Feb. 18: My Brother's Wedding (1983) - Directed by Charles Burnett - Screens at the South Dallas Cultural Center

Sat. Feb.24: Malcolm X (1992) - 35mm - Directed by Spike Lee - Screens at the Texas Theatre

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