Featuring 2017 Master of Cinema honoree Jane Alexander in her first role, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination, this film tells the story of boxer Jack Jefferson (James Earl Jones), a reigning heavyweight champion. When Jack attempts to cross state lines with Eleanor, a white female companion, he is sent to prison. He escapes with Eleanor’s help, however, and the two set out on a wild expedition to Europe and eventually Cuba. Jane Alexander will be presented with RiverRun’s 2017 Master of Cinema Award following the screening. Copies of Alexander’s book Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth will be available for sale at the event thanks to Bookmarks!
UPDATE: A special encore presentation of this event will be held Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm in Greensboro at RED Cinemas, with a reception and book signing at Pig Pounder Brewery following. This event is generously supported by Adams Electric and Scuppernong Books!