The Imitation of Life, 1959

Not a black film per say, the Imitation of Life is however a classic that is widely regarded for its depiction of race and class. Plus, it would be hard sought finding someone who did not cry their eyes out during the last scene of the film between Mahalia Jackson singing at the funeral and Sarah Jane throwing her self over her mother’s casket while begging for forgiveness. :::grabs tissue:::

The Imitation of Life

Shifting Society: 10 Films That Shifted Society was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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