By Spencer Williams
A classic example of the “race film” genre by African-American directors and casts, shown and marketed exclusively to an African-American audience. Blood of Jesus is a visionary morality tale about a woman who is accidentally shot to death by her husband. Facing death, she must choose between Hell, represented as urban life, and Zion, represented as pastoral, rural America. Preceded by Pitch a Boogie Woogie (1948), a rare all-blackcast musical short from Greenville, North
Carolina. (1941, 56 min, 16mm; plus short).
$8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers, and YBCA Members
For more information, call 415-978-2787 or visit www.ybca.org.
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Added by nglnd_lzbth on October 26, 2007