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.
Sat., Nov. 12, 9 p.m., 2011