August 4, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival at the Berkshire Museum – Gone are the Days!
at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
presented by LEV, Berkshire Museum, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC
Free. Donations accepted.
This is the third of four film screenings and talkbacks with historian and filmmaker, Don Quinn Kelley, Ph.D., Co-chair, Lift Ev’ry Voice. This is the film version of Ossie Davis’ play, Purlie Victorious, which became the hit Broadway musical, Purlie. A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is really his cousin in order to secure the family inheritance. To aid in the comic complications that follow are his family members Missy and Gitlow, and the plantation owners endearing (but ineffectual) son Charlie. (1963, 99 min.)