Sunday, March 04, 2007
The Green Pastures
A man in my Sunday School class introduced this movie to me. I had never heard of it before, but once he told me about it I started seeing it on various film lists. The Green Pastures (1936) is the Bible story acted out by African Americans, including Rex Ingram as De Lawd. It was a product of its time and contains the stereotyping you would expect, but the acting is good and the characterizations are wonderful. Heaven's a picnic!