Nothing But a Man
7:30 p.m., Thursday February 28
Filmed in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights movement by director Michael Roemer and cinematographer Robert M. Young, they wrote the script after traveling through the South and immersing themselves in African American life. Ivan Dixon (later of Hogan’s Heroes) plays a railroad worker who settles down to marry a preacher’s daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln), only to find that the system is rigged against him. Also stars Yaphet Kotto and Gloria Foster. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy Release of a New Video/Cinedigm Film. Restored by Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.
Director: Michael Roemer 1964 USA 95min. NR 35mm
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Address: 415 Couch