On Sat., Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. the Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Ave., Asbury Park will present its annual commemoration of Black History Month with a talk about and screening of 1963’s indie film “Nothing But a Man”.
Filmed a year before the Civil Rights Act and two years before the Voting Rights Act, it is a neo-realist, non-patronizing and non-Hollywood -type depiction of a migrant African American worker’s life in the Deep South. Produced on a shoe-string budget out of New York, Cape May and Atlantic City actually stand in for Alabama.
The film (92 min, black and white) stars Ivan Dixon (you may remember him from TV’s Hogan’s Heroes) and Abbey Lincoln, one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century in a non-singing role.
As usual, there is no charge for admission, but any and all donations by check or in cash will go to the Asbury Park Little League which does such wonderful work in our city to improve the lives of our young people. Those attending are urged to be as generous as they can. Light refreshments will be available.