Metrograph and Nan Goldin present “Nothing But a Man”
Sunday, August 2
This screening is part of Nan Goldin Selects with Metrograph – Live Screening introduced by Goldin.
Duff (Ivan Dixon), a single-father railway worker new to town, falls in love with Josie (Abbey Lincoln), a schoolteacher and daughter of the disapproving local preacher, in Jim Crow Birmingham. They fight to survive together in a place where every aspect of daily life—work, relationships, parenthood, Church—is tainted by pervasive, systemic racism. A noted landmark of independent cinema, which features a nearly all-black cast and is said to have been Malcolm X’s favorite film, Nothing But a Man holds a significance that stretches far beyond its groundbreaking production history. Every performance, every emotion, every interaction is of such clarity and depth that this masterpiece is one of the rare films whose greatness can never be overstated.
For more information and to watch the screening, visit Metrograph’s website.
Few works have impacted the world of photography like Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Published by Aperture in 1986, The Ballad retains an uncommon power with its unflinching portrayal of friends, lovers, and relationships—a dramatic opera of joy and despair. This summer, Aperture magazine returns to an iconic work with “Ballads,” a special issue featuring an exclusive interview with Goldin as well as a section curated by the artist dedicated to her influences. Click here to purchase the summer issue of Aperture magazine, Ballads.