Other important points for this screening: The theater has a bar and people are encouraged to dress to the nines. I'm not sure there's anything too important about this movie from a purely filmic standpoint, but Wikipedia likes to point out the following:
The film is one of two major Hollywood musicals produced in 1943 with primarily African-American casts, the other being MGM's Cabin in the Sky, and is considered a time capsule showcasing some of the top African-American performers of the time, during an era when black actors and singers rarely appeared in lead roles in mainstream Hollywood productions, particularly of the musical genre.Additionally, this is the last time either Fats Waller or Bill "Bojangles" Robinson appear on film. This should be a real treat for music fans, as there's over 20 musical performances in the movie.
Here's more info on the screening and how to get your tickets now:
|* contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information|
|Dates and Times:||February 26, 7:30PM-9:30PM|
|Venue:||The Fitzgerald Theater|
|Address:||10 East Exchange Street|