Oct 22, 2013
DVD of the Week: "Nothing But a Man"
The director Michael Roemer's film "Nothing But a Man" was made in 1963; it premiered at the New York Film Festival in September, 1964, just two months after the Civil Rights Act was passed in Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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'Nothing But a Man': Landmark film plays this weekend at Cinematheque
Staring into the ugly, snarling teeth of American racism - not to mention disinterested film studios - Michael Roemer and Robert M. Young made a movie that addressed the relationship of a black man and black woman trying to make a life for themselves.
The Best Jewish Director You've Never Heard Of
I've seen only two features written and directed by Michael Roemer - "Nothing But a Man" , restored by the Library of Congress and "The Plot Against Harry" . Either of these would suffice to make him a major American filmmaker.
Review: Nothing But A Man
Now something of a social-issues-film landmark, after its rediscovery in the early '90s, Michael Roemer's modest, eloquent, New Wave-y micro-movie - made independently in 1964 - is essential viewing for its matter-of-fact look at an average black man's struggle for dignity in the Deep South in the early '60s. Shot and portrayed with the same ... (more)