Film Series- Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson and Lena Horne. Directed by Vincente Minelli and Busby Berkeley. “Cabin in the Sky was a Broadway musical before it was made into a movie. The stage version of Cabin in the Sky was so successful that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) decided to buy the movie rights and make it into a film. To help ensure the movie’s success, MGM decided to use popular, well-known African-American stars in the film. At the top of the list were Ethel Waters, Lena Horne and Eddie Anderson. Cabin in the Sky has been hailed for its intelligent and witty script, which some claimed treated its characters and their race with a dignity rare in American films of the time. It has also been criticized by others, like actress Jean Muir, who described Cabin in the Sky's racial politics as ‘an abomination,’ arguing that moviegoers should write to the studios when they saw ‘old stereotypes of Negro caricature’ like those in the film.” – Wikipedia.com. Join Fresh City Life for this big screen presentation and decide for yourself. 98 minutes. Not rated.
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