Cabin In The Sky (1943)
In this musical, Little Joe, an inveterate gambler, promises his wife Petunia he'll reform and confess his sins at church, but he slips out the side door to play craps at the Paradise club; he is shot and brought home with a mortal wound. Petunia offers powerful prayers, and Joe gets a six-month reprieve from judgement. Heaven's forces, led by the General, and those below, led by Lucifer Jr., try to pull Joe their way. Lucifer Jr. has a not-so-secret weapon, the sultry Georgia Brown, and his idea men cook up a great scheme to win Joe's soul. Meanwhile, the General has Joe's good intentions and Petunia's inventiveness. Will she and Joe reach their cabin in the sky?
About Classic Black Cinema Series
A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.
Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S Tryon St, Charlotte, United States