The Classic Black Cinema Series - Paris Blues | Charlotte NC Travel & Tourism
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The Classic Black Cinema Series - Paris Blues

harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+ Culture
551 Souh Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-547-3700
Free with museum admission. Paris Blues (1961) is about Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook who are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike the US at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to the US with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris too exciting and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere. About The Classic Black Cinema Series A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.
Information & Amenities
Admission:Less than $10
Age Range:Adults (18+)
General Information:Hours of Operation: 2:00pm
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:African-American, Art, Exhibits, Film & Video
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