Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones

Harry Belafonte Pre-Birthday Celebration

February 4

Part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.

With Walter Mosley in person

Harry Belafonte will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 1, 2017. The Museum will celebrate his legendary career as an artist and activist in this three-film retrospective.

The program opens with a rare screening of The Strolling ‘20s, a television special produced by and starring Belafonte that has hardly been seen in 50 years. That will be followed by Robert Altman’s Kansas City, which features Belafonte’s favorite of his own performances. The day concludes with his celebrated starring role opposite Dorothy Dandridge in Otto Preminger’s classic Carmen Jones.

The centerpiece of the birthday salute is a conversation about Belafonte with the best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, moderated by the Museum Vice Chairman, Warrington Hudlin.

This program is the fourth annual collaboration between the Black Filmmaker Foundation and the Museum of the Moving Image. Previous collaboration were Massa’s Gaze, Endangered by the Moving Image, and The Color of Comedy.

This annual program is curated and moderated by Warrington Hudlin, President of the Black Filmmaker Foundation and Vice-Chairman of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Admission to individual programs is $15. 

A day pass to attend all the program is available to the public for $25 ($20 students/seniors).