Please join the New Orleans Loving Festival for a special screening of PINKY, by Elia Kazan
Pinky (Jeanne Crain), a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds she is able to “pass for white.” Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiancé (William Lundigan) and returns home to Mississippi. There, she helps her ailing grandmother (Ethel Waters) by caring for her employer (Ethel Barrymore), an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial. Subject of landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this story about a mulatto woman’s rights against prejudice, became itself, a battle for civil rights. (102 minutes) 6:30pm Reception – 7:00pm Screening.
Free Admission. Hosted by the New Orleans Loving Festival and New Orleans Video Voices. Special guest Darius Johnson, Vice President, New Orleans Chapter of the NAACP. Seating is limited, please rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Orleans Loving Festival (NOLF) is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racial discrimination through outreach and education. NOLF is an initiative of the Charitable Film Network.