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Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man

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A landmark independent film NOTHING BUT MAN is one of the most sincere and sensitive pictures ever made about the struggles and hardships of Black life in 1960s America. Lauded by critics at the Venice and New York film festivals when it first premiered in 1963 this quietly moving beautiful film remains as relevant and powerful today as it was then. Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning Black pride NOTHING BUT A MAN tells the story of Duff a railroad section hand who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie an educated preacher's daughter. Starring Ivan Dixon (Porgy and Bess a Raisin in the Sun) and jazz great Abbey Lincoln in performances Siskel & Ebert called "terrific" it is ultimately an uplifting story about a man and a woman whose love overcomes racial and class barriers. The original soundtrack features a who's who of early Motown stars like Stevie Wonder Mary Wells Martha and the Vandellas the Miracles and the Marvelettes. Directed by Michael Roemer with cinematography by Robert Young NOTHING BUT A MAN is a devastatingly powerful film about living life without the basic necessities of dignity and respect. Watching this film we are forced to confront not only what we were but what we are how far we've come and how far we still have to go. To celebrate it's 40th anniversary this groundbreaking American classic is available for the first time ever on DVD. DVD Features: The Cast & Crew: 40 Years Later; Short Film: Portrait of Abbey; Extensive Liner Notes with Original Photos; Cast & Crew Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.

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    Title: Nothing But a Man
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster, Martin Priest, Stanley Greene, Helene Arrindell, Melvin Stewart
    Director: Michael Roemer
    Attributes: Anniversary Edition, Special Edition
    Release Date: 9/28/2004
    Original Year: 1964
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: UNR
    Catalog #: 9461
    UPC: 767685946138
    Item #: NVG009461

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 9/28/2004
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 92 minutes
    Studio: New Video Group