Dir. Jan Kadar (1970).
Bill Gunn’s adaptation hones the edge of Bernard Malamud’s melancholy parable about race relations in ‘60s New York, and newly emigrated Czech director Jan Kadar contributes a sense of dilapidated magic realism. The cast is sensational, with Zero Mostel and Ida Kaminska playing an impoverished Jewish couple, and Harry Belafonte as their heavenly visitor.
Sun., April 4, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2010