Film Society Week Ahead February 12-18: Micheaux and a funny Valentine
A different way to say I love you: Stella Dallas, Olive Higgins Prouty’s celebrated novel was most famously adapted for the big screen by King Vidor, in the Barbara Stanwyck weepie of 1937. This Valentine’s Day Eve, see the original, a classically elegant silent version that is by many accounts an even greater film.
Our Oscar Micheaux series continues, highlighting the little-screened achievements of this pioneer of pre-war black cinema. This week, catch The Girl from Chicago, a mystery that travels from Mississippi to the jazz clubs of Harlem, or the Louis Armstrong and Lena Horn-infused Cabin in the Sky.