MSU Film Collective screening: BORDERLINE

MSU Film Collective screening: BORDERLINE

When:
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-11-02T19:00:00-04:00
2017-11-02T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
B122 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
USA
Cost:
Free

Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930)

Presented by Joshua Yumibe

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Although the 1920s brought him acclaim as a stage actor and singer, Paul Robeson still had to prove himself as a viable screen performer. Mainstream avenues were limited, however, and his first films were made on the peripheries of the film business. Borderline, the sole feature of British film theorist Kenneth Macpherson, boldly blends Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, and features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs.