Film Screenings

Porgy and Bess (1959) | Film Club

When: 2019-02-12 17:00 - 2019-02-12 19:00
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: free, no reservation is required

In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the African-American residents of a small fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he is charged with murder, by seeking a more stable life with disabled Porgy. Directed by Otto Preminger, starring Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier. This opera has long been controversial, with some prominent African American artists embracing it, and others rejecting it as racist.

In English, 110 mins.