New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Boesman and Lena


FEBRUARY 8, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French/South African, 2000, 90 minutes, b&w and color, 35mm)
(In English and Afrikaans)

Directed by John Berry
Starring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Willie Jonah

An aging homeless couple struggle through personal tragedy and the harsh realism of apartheid. Written and directed by John Berry, a survivor of the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist, the film is based on Athol Fugard's 1969 play.