FILM: Cabin in the Sky (1943) – Sun 24th February, 2:00pm (Matinee of the Month – 75th Anniversary Screening)
Dir: Vincente Minnelli & Busby Berkeley
U, US, Musical, 98mins
The Grassmarket Community Picture House is really proud to pre-sent the first of four films from 1943, that will screen over the course of this 75th Anniversary year. First up, we present a musical fo-cused on the African-American experience I the first part of the 20th century. Based on the hit Broadway show, this is a collaboration be-tween two of the titans of cinematic musicals in Minnelli and Berke-ley. Featuring a cast that includes Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Rex Ingram, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, this is a heady jazz-era fable of redemption and reform.
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