Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:00pm

The Emperor Jones

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for Dudley Murphy’s 1933 pre-code classic THE EMPEROR JONES. “Of all Paul Robeson’s eleven starring film performances,” says Janus Films, “by far his most iconic was his breakthrough in the big-screen adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s THE EMPEROR JONES. He was already a legend for his stage incarnation of Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter who powers his way to the rule of a Caribbean island, but with this, his first sound-era film role, his regal image was married to his booming voice for eternity.” 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow, ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
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