Body And Soul

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Sonic Cinema teamed up with the London-based jazz composer and musician Peter Edwards and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra Ensemble to present a new, BFI-commissioned score to this groundbreaking drama. In his screen debut, Robeson delivers an electrifying performance as an escaped convict trying to pass as a local preacher in the Deep South. Body and Soul, which firmly established the ‘Micheaux style,’ is a seminal film in the history and advancement of black cinema.

USA 1925
Dir Oscar Micheaux
With Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault
Certificate U

Part of the Black Star Season of films at BFI Southbank

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