Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s immortal musical adaptation of Edna Ferber’s sprawling Novel spanning five decades and three generations from the 1880’s to the 1930’s. Featuring Paul Robeson’s legendary delivery of Ol’ Man River, one of the greatest showstoppers of all time. In the movie’s contrast of its aesthetic accomplishments and historical importance with its racism, Showboat still aptly and disturbingly reflects the fissions of racial justice dividing the United States.
Part of the Program: Tuesday Nights at the Movies
Woodmere Art Museum