Nothing But a Man 03/09/24

The Criterion Collection

This dramatic masterpiece is perhaps the most accurate and compelling account of American racism in the 1960s, despite being made by two Jewish filmmakers from New York. Filming at the height of the Civil Rights movement, Michael Roemer and Robert M. Young stick to a personal story and refrain from viewing the black experience through a white filter. Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln’s young hopefuls must work through extra layers of disadvantage and discrimination. The landmark movie features early film work from actors Julius Harris, Gloria Foster and Yaphet Kotto. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.