Harlem Homegrown

Friday, April 2nd, 7:30pm

(For Harlem, By Harlem)

Luther T. Jones

George Lamboy, 1991, 60 min.



Released the same year as Spike Lee's glossy Jungle Fever, the verite gem Luther T. Jones, tells the story of a Harlem based black man and his fetish for white women. However, in the end through a series of bittersweet, comic events Jones comes to appreciate the girl next door. Shot in and around Harlem in real apartments, local nightclubs, bars and parks Luther T. Jones evokes early 90s, real deal NYC perhaps on a level that most films (documentary or narrative) can't claim. Luther T. Jones features James Dickson as the title character. Dickson, a Harlem resident, has appeared in a wide range of stage, screen, and television productions including We Wear the Masques, New Jack City and The Cosby Show.  Stars Dickson as well as Lorin Johanson, Jessie Eccles, Carole Lynn Oswald.

Q &A with James Dickson