August 11, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival at the Berkshire Museum – One Potato, Two Potato
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 fourth of four film screenings and talkbacks with historian and filmmaker, Don Quinn Kelley, Ph.D., Co-chair, Lift Ev’ry Voice. One Potato, Two Potato looks at interracial marriage in the 1960’s, three years before the Supreme Court made illegal any laws outlawing interracial marriage. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the new husband fights for his parental rights in court, fighting against a judge who represents the prejudices of the era. (1964, 83 min.)