Tonight with Belafonte

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  • Tuesday, Feb 27

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Tonight with Belafonte

Extended introduction by Professor Samantha N. Sheppard and series curator Tayler Montague.

Tonight with Belafonte is an essential document that captures a performer’s spirit at his peak. Surveying the deep and splintering roots of folk music, the television special showcases how Belafonte was able to put America under his spell. Not to be confused with Belafonte’s stint as host of The Tonight Show, the special also features Odetta.


Introduction by Professor Samantha N. Sheppard

Introduction by Professor Samantha N. Sheppard

Tuesday, Feb. 27 2024, 7:00

Samantha N. Sheppard is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She is the author of Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen (University of California Press, 2020) and co-editor of several anthologies. She has published in academic and popular venues such as Film Quarterly, The Atlantic, Flash Art International, and Los Angeles Review of Books as well as been featured on Turner Classic Movies. She was named a 2021 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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This film is part of the His Song: A Harry Belafonte Retrospective series.

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