Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival – Gone are the Days!

August 4, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival at the Berkshire Museum – Gone are the Days!  lev4

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.)

Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival

Tuesday, July 14, 2pm
Quilombo – Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, July 28, 2pm
Xica da Silva – Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, August 4, 2pm
Gone are the Days! – Screening & Discussion

August 11, 2pm
One Potato, Two Potato – Screening & Discussion