RiverArts Film Society presents: Pinky
4:30 pm register online at www.RiverArts.net
RiverArts has launched a Film Society and has partnered with The Mainstay to host screenings and talkbacks during 2019.
A late 1940’s cinematic look racial identity in the U.S., Pinky was shot in black and white and directed by Elia Kazan. The film earned three Academy Award nominations and was #9 in box office earnings in 1949.
Kazan directed star Jeanne Crain to a Best Actress nomination and Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters to Best Supporting Actress nominations. The film was banned in Marshall, Texas for its depiction of an interracial romance. Marshall, Texas exhibitor W.L. Gelling was convicted of a misdemeanor for showing the film and fined. His conviction was later overturned when the United States Supreme Court declares motion pictures were covered under the First Amendment.