Cane River

You can order a virtual screening of Cane River for just $12, after which you’ll have 3 days to start the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Cane River purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Oscilloscope—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Cane River:

1982. 104 m. Horace B. Jenkins. Oscilloscope. US. English. NR.

Written, produced, and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Horace B. Jenkins, and crafted by an entirely African American cast and crew, Cane River is a racially-charged love story set in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. A budding, forbidden romance lays bare the tensions between two Black communities, both descended from slaves but of disparate opportunity—the light-skinned, property-owning Creoles and the darker-skinned, more disenfranchised families of the area. This lyrical, visionary film disappeared for decades after Jenkins died suddenly following the film’s completion, robbing generations of a talented, vibrant new voice in African American cinema. Available now for the first time in forty years in a brand-new, state-of-the-art 4k restoration created by IndieCollect in association with the archive of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Order a virtual screening of Cane River!

Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm for a live virtual conversation with lead actress Tommye Myrick, Curtis Caesar John, Programmer and Executive Director of The Luminal Theater, and JBFC Programmer Saidah Russell!

Cane River is a part of REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art, which is presented with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free.
  • This film can be viewed on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook, or other mobile device.
  • IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television, or connect your laptop/device directly to an input on your television via HDMI or VGA cables.
  • Please feel free to reach out to JBFC support for non-streaming questions at support@burnsfilmcenter.org.
  • Please note that we are unable to offer member prices.

 

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