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Voodoo Macbeth

Abebe, Dag, (film director.). Vajrača, Sabina, 1977- (film director.). Watson, John (Film producer), (film producer.). Phillips, Jason, (film producer.). Alva, Miles, (film producer.). Xiao, Xiaoyuan, (film producer.). Tudor, Inger, (actor.). Bridges, Jewell Wilson, (actor.). Haynes, Ashli, (actor.). Schreiner, June, (actor.). Tardy, Jeremy, (actor.). Lightyear Entertainment (Firm), (publisher,, presenter.). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (production company.). Inger Tudor, Jewell Wilson Bridges, Ashli Haynes, June Schreiner, Daniel Kuhlman, Jeremy Tardy. (Cast).

Summary: Before Citizen Kane and The War of the Worlds, leading Broadway actress Rose McClendon and producer John Houseman convince a gifted but untested 20-year-old Orson Welles to direct Shakespeare's Macbeth with an all-Black cast in Harlem. Reimagined in a Haitian setting, this revolutionary 1936 production, which came to be known as "Voodoo Macbeth," would change the world forever. But the road to opening night proves to be a difficult one. Welles and McClendon--who's playing Lady Macbeth--clash over everything from scene blocking to crew hires, while Houseman contends with Congressman Martin Dies Jr., co-founder of the House Un-American Activities Committee who's hell-bent on shutting down what he deems "communist propaganda." Welles and McClendon must overcome political pressure, personal demons, and protests to realize their groundbreaking vision. Based on true events.

Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Studio City, CA : Lightyear Entertainment, [2023]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Close captioned.
Special features: Audio commentary; Actual 1936 footage from National Archives of the play that toured the country to interracial audiences.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Bashir Achkar ; editor, Takashi Uchida ; music, Jongnic Bontemps.
Participant or Performer Note: Inger Tudor, Jewell Wilson Bridges, Ashli Haynes, June Schreiner, Daniel Kuhlman, Jeremy Tardy.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not Rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 0, NTSC; wide screen (2:1); Dolby 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Close captioned.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: African American actresses Drama
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) Drama
Theatrical producers and directors Drama
Theater Drama
Theatrical producers and directors
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Social problem films.
Historical films.
Feature films.

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