Second Wednesday Film Series
Date(s) - 02/14/2018
For our next Wednesday program, on Feb. 14, beginning 6:30 p.m. in the church basement, we will have the documentary “Amos and Andy: The Anatomy of a Controversy,” narrated by black comedian George Kirby. In 1926, two white men in Chicago created a comedy program about two black men for the new medium of radio. They took on their personalities, and it became the longest running program in radio. When TV became a reality, the two men realized that a blackface show would not do, so they hired some black actors. The show hit the ground running, to become the favorite comedy show for the nation. The show waned with the growing concern about stereotypes. Yet both blacks and whites looking back to the era realize that for its time, it was a major advancement opportunity for blacks to perform, and can be considered today to compete well with our present situational comedy TV programs.
Snacks and fellowship always provided.