Film Screenings

A Soldier's Story | Film Club

When: 2013-02-05 17:00 - 2013-02-05 18:45
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

A Soldier’s Story is a 1984 drama film directed by Norman Jewison, based upon Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Off Broadway production A Soldier’s Play. A black officer is sent to investigate the murder of a black sergeant in Louisiana near the end of World War II. It is a story about racism and segregation in a black U.S Army regiment with white officers deep in the Jim Crow South, in a time and place where a black officer is unprecedented and bitterly resented by nearly everyone.

The movie was first shown at the Toronto Film Festival. It won the New York Drama Critics Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater Club Award, and three Village Voice Obie Awards. It was also nominated for three Academy Awards: for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Adolph Caesar), and Screenplay Adaptation (Fuller).

Screening in English with English subtitles (101 minutes).