Stormy Weather

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Stormy Weather
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
 
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  • Ticket Price: $12.50
  • Show Type: Special Event
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Stormy Weather is a 1943 American musical film produced. The film is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an African-American cast. The film is considered a primary showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time, during an era when African-American actors and singers rarely appeared in lead roles in mainstream Hollywood productions, especially those of the musical genre.
Stormy Weather is based upon the life and times of its star, dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Robinson plays "Bill Williamson", a talented born dancer who returns home in 1918 after fighting in World War I and tries to pursue a career as a performer. Along the way, he approaches a beautiful singer named Selina Rogers, played by Lena Horne. The character of Selina was invented for the film; Robinson did not have such a romance in real life. 
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Stormy Weather is a part of the Black Cinema series. The purpose of this series is to honor and celebrate the history of black filmmakers, storytellers, actors and creatives during Black History Month. The series aims to go a step beyond the traditional use of film to highlight historical figures and present film as part of the celebration by looking at the history of black cinema.
 
Taken in its entirety the series will present a history of cinema and the African American experience with cinema in a thoughtful and thorough way. As in many other industries, African Americans have made their mark in film narratively, stylistically, historically, topically, financially and artistically and this series will aim to highlight the route of these significant contributions.
 
In year two, we will celebrate the career of the legendary and magnificent Lena Horne.