The Emperor Jones

Art Opening / Reception: Chris Miller
February 14, 2020
Ann Bradford Stokes: African American Civil War Nurse
February 22, 2020
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The Emperor Jones

02/22/2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out to the Liberty for a Black History Month film from 1933, “The Emperor Jones.” Warning- this film contains racial epithets.

An African American congregation prays for the wily and ambitious Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson), who is off to work on the railway. Jones is conscripted to a chain gang after killing a fellow gambler, and escapes by clubbing a guard. On the run, he gets a job shoveling coal on a ship in the Caribbean, and jumps off when they pass an island. When he is captured by the natives, his freedom is bought by a white trader (Dudley Digges). Jones tricks the tribe and becomes emperor, but is outrun by his own magic.

Entry is FREE, but donations to benefit the theater are always appreciated.
Concessions are available in the lobby.
Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7.

Historic Liberty Theater, Murphysboro Illinois
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