The Blacks of Their Eyes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 • 8PM • $7-10 NO ONE TURNED AWAY!
ARTISTS’ TELEVISION ACCESS • 992 VALENCIA ST • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Along with: work in progress screening “Congo Cabaret” is an adaptation of an episode from gay writer Claude McKay’s then-bestselling novel, Home to Harlem. Set in a small nightclub, this scene presents the little-known figure of a “wolf” (a masculine gay man) and features the performance of a Bessie Smith song, “Foolish Man Blues,” which refers in a joking manner to “a mannish acting woman and a skippin’ twistin’ woman-acting man.”

Discussion with filmmaker Robert Philipson will follow the screening.