Newly Restored

CANE RIVER

Directed by Horace Jenkins

USA, 1982, 1h 44min, DCP

Newly Restored

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Every once in a while a truly special discovery is made. This film, for instance, was nearly lost to film history. The director died soon after production, the film sat in a vault for decades. Had it not been discovered in 2014 and subsequently restored, we would be deprived of this singular vision. It is an independent film made in Louisiana​​—a love story of two young Black people that is imbued with more cross-cultural context than we are accustomed to seeing in films. It is also a joyous celebration of rural life and traditions. A magical film.

Cane River
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