Back to all Events

Cane River

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, CANE RIVER is a racially-charged love story in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity—the light- skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area.

This lyrical, visionary film disappeared for decades after Jenkins died suddenly following the film’s completion, robbing generations of a talented, vibrant new voice in African American cinema. Available now for the first time in nearly forty years in a brand-new, state-of-the-art 4k restoration.

FEATURE | 1982 (4k Restoration) |  US | 104 MIN

DIRECTOR

Horace B. Jenkins

PRODUCER

Horace B. Jenkins

WRITER

Horace B. Jenkins

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Gideon Manasseh

EDITOR

Debi Moore

MUSIC

Leroy Glover, Phillip Manuel

STORY CONSULTANT

Carol Balthazar

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Kathleen Rhodes Astorga 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Doris Rhodes and Duplain Rhodes Jr.

CAST

Richard Romain, Tommye Myrick

  • Organizer Name: Big Eddy Film Festival
  • Phone: (845) 252-7576
  • Email: info@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org
  • Website: www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org
  • Type: Classic,Narrative Feature
  • Time: October 2, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Venue:Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720
  • Duration:104 Minutes