For the latest episode of 'The Lens: A Cinema St. Louis Podcast', Gerald Early, Ph.D., professor at Washington University, joins CSL's Cliff Froelich to discuss Sidney Poitier's Buck and the Preacher (1972) on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
A bad miracle this accidental double-feature is not! Sidney Poitier's 1972 film Buck and the Preacher is presented by Gerald Early, Ph.D., professor of English and of African and African-American Studies, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, and editor of The Common Reader at Washington University. But first, Andrew and Joshua go long (oops!) on Jordan Peele's new film Nope, a spiritual successor of sorts to Poitier's directorial debut, with an initial general review then a spoiler-rich deep dive.
The Lens returns from summer vacation beginning in September with the Nancy and Nora mini-series, highlighting the careers of writer-directors Meyers and Ephron. Until then, stay tuned for more Golden Anniversary discussions. Next up is former Salon film critic and Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s author Charles Taylor discussing Lady Sings the Blues.