Screening Of Josephine Baker’s 1928 Silent Film ‘Siren of The Tropics’ at Chicago's Black Cinema House 11/2
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Screening Of Josephine Baker’s 1928 Silent Film ‘Siren of The Tropics’ at Chicago's Black Cinema House 11/2

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First released in 1928, and for decades only available in

fragments, Josephine Baker’s first feature

film, Siren of the Tropics, will be

screened at the Black Cinema House in

Chicago this Saturday.

Made at the time when Baker was a huge sensation at the Folies Bergère in Paris, she plays Papitou, a free-spirited young woman who falls in

love with Andre, a sophisticated young man who has been sent to the Parisian

Antilles as a prospector.

However she is unaware that he is engaged to another

woman, or that his work assignment is actually a perilous ruse concocted by his

scheming boss.

Papitou finds herself pursuing Andre back to Paris, where, through a series of circumstances, she becomes a music hall star.

The screening is part of BCH’s  Experimental Sound Series,

which presents early silent films with live composed and improvised musical

accompaniment, and the screening will take place at the Black Cinema House located at 6901

S. Dorchester, this Saturday November

2, starting at 6PM.

Tickets are FREE but you must RSVP for seats HERE.

Here’s a clip from the film:

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