As a part of Black History Month at SMU, the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection is proud to present a 35mm screening of Spencer Williams' 1947 film, JUKE JOINT. The final directorial feature by one of the most prolific directors of "race films” in the 1930s and 1940s, Williams' film focuses on two con men who interject themselves into the lives of a local Dallas family. Featuring several musical dance numbers and a knock-out performance by Williams himself, the film is one of the few out-and-out comedies in Williams' oeuvre. Release by famed Dallas production and distribution company, Sack Amusement Enterprises, and shot in and around the Dallas area, the film is the perfect finale to our month long series.
This 35mm print comes from the Jones Archive's own Tyler Film Collection.
Venue: Greer Garson Screening Room 3531 - Owen Arts Center