Dallas on Film: Juke Joint
July 26, 2012
1717 North Harwood Street , Dallas, TX
Join us for a summer film series celebrating the special exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, on view through August 19. Artist George Grosz captured Dallas in 1952 in a series of paintings called Impressions of Dallas. 2012 is the 60th anniversary of the series’ first presentation at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Fair Park.
Focusing on the city itself, this series will show a selection of films all shot in Dallas. The films feature landmarks such as the original Neiman Marcus store downtown and the mansions of Swiss Avenue, with introductions by various Dallas experts including Artist Director of the Dallas Film Society James Faust and Director Amy Talkington.
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium, Included in general admission to the Museum; DMA & Dallas Film Society members FREE. Promotional support provided by the Dallas Film Society.
Thursday, July 26 - Juke Joint (1947). Dallas-based company Sack Amusement Entertainment produced and distributed a large number of race films in the 1930s and 40s, a collection that was restored in 1985. Juke Joint, starring Spencer Williams, the actor famous for Amos 'n' Andy, and dancer-comedian July Jones, tells the story of Honeydew Holiday, an aspiring beauty queen, her family, Mama Lou and Papa Sam, and one disreputable juke joint. This film is not rated. (70 mins) "Juke Joint" is from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection, part of The G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, the Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University. Introduction: Rick Worland, Professor of Film & Media Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University will discuss the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection.
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