Beautifully Black: The Story of a Three Day Pass

Slab Cinema Art House

February 18, 2022 7:00 pm - February 18, 2022 9:00 pm

(1968) 87 minutes
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language, and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, La permission, would become his stylistically innovative feature debut. Turner, an African American soldier stationed in France, is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman — but what happens to their love when his furlough is over?
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