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.
Dir Oscar Micheaux
With Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault