African American Lit Movie Screening

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6 p.m.
NVU-J Stearns Cinema

Contact
Sandra Noyes
sjd06030@nvu.vsc.edu
802-635-1340


NVU-J African American Literature course will screen the classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.

The film was one of the few films of the time to depict an interracial marriage in a positive light, as interracial marriage historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and still was illegal in 17 states—mostly Southern states—until 12 June 1967, six months before the film was released, roughly two weeks after Tracy filmed his final scene (and two days after his death), when anti-miscegenation laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia. The film's Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank De Vol.[3]

Open to the campus, please join us.