Black Love Classic Movie Series

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711 N Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Cabin in the Sky (1943)                     1h 38m / Not Rated / Musical
3:00pm Sunday, Feb. 26

Little Joe, a well-meaning but inveterate gambler, is shot over his unpaid debts by the gangster Domino Johnson. On his deathbed, angelic powers give him a second chance to reform – six months to shape up, or he get sent to the fire down below. But it won’t be that easy; Lucifer Jr. is determined to tempt him back to his old ways and drag him into Hell – and he’s got quite a lot of temptation to go around! The first feature film by acclaimed stage and screen director Vincente Minnelli (Meet Me In St. Louis, An American in Paris, Gigi), Cabin in the Sky features an all-Black cast including Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Lena Horne. Most famously, it also features a rare film appearance from Louis Armstrong himself, and Duke Ellington (and his Orchestra) have a showcase musical number.

Guests are invited to stay after the screening for a panel discussion with film industry insiders to put Cabin in the Sky in context for its time period and consider how it has impacted Black cinema since. The panel includes:

Taylor Curry, Filmmaker & Assistant Professor at the University of Tampa

Fred Johnson, Jazz Musician & Artist-in-Residence at the Straz Center

Ryan Watson, Filmmaker & University of South Florida Instructor

Contact Name Jill Witecki

Contact Phone (813) 274-8287

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Site Contact Details Business & Box Office (813) 274-8286

Location Tampa Theatre

Participation Cost $10

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