A screening of Stormy Weather with special guest
Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Lena Horne
Thursday, September 19
At the time of its release, Stormy Weather (1943) was considered one of the best films featuring leading African-American performers, during an era when African-American performers rarely appeared in lead roles in mainstream Hollywood. Starring the incomparable Lena Horne, the film is based on the life of Bill “BoJangles” Robinson, who plays the character modeled after himself, and features Cab Calloway and Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller. Writer Gail Lumet Buckley is the daughter of Lena Horne and author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Columbia University film professor Annette Insdorf will
be in conversation with Gail Lumet Buckley following the screening.
All events are free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at nationalartsclub.eventbrite.com.
PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is still first-come, first-served.
This event is a designated Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts event.
The National Arts Club is thrilled to launch our 2019-20 season with "Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts,” a three-month festival (September - November 2019) exploring women creators, leaders, and innovators. The festival features over 50 performances, readings, presentations, and exhibitions focused on the arts, past, present, and future. “Since its founding in 1898, women have been welcomed as full members of our Club. ‘Multiple Perspectives’ is an opportunity for the Club to build on this commitment while fulfilling our mission to promote the arts,” said Linda Zagaria, Club President.