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 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 nearly forty years in a brand-new, state-of-the-art 4k restoration. "Jenkins' one and only feature weaves living history, charged and messy, into a homespun, hopeful tale. It's impossible not to wonder what he might have done next." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
Oscilloscope Laboratories, 1982.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Richard Romain, Tommye Myrick
Originally produced by Oscilloscope Laboratories in 1982.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
B. Jenkins, Horace, film director.; Romain, Richard, actor.; Myrick, Tommye, actor.
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst