Lena Horne & Bill
Festival Film Series
Stormy Weather
20th Century Fox (1943)
Thu Aug 14, 10:00-11:30 am
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Synopsis

Built around the premise of a Big Stage Show, Stormy Weather affords rare "mainstream" leading roles to some of the era's greatest African-American entertainers Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Dooley Wilson, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, Fats Waller, and the Nicholas Brothers. The thinnish plotline--dancer Robinson has an on-again-off-again romance with Horne--is simply an excuse for fourteen lively, well-stage performances that include Horne's memorable rendition of the title song, artfully staged by director Stone. Of the fourteen musical numbers, the most memorable is Lena Horne's rendition of the title song, artfully staged by director Andrew L. Stone. Keep an eye out for uncredited contributions by jazz greats Zutty Hamilton, Coleman Hawkins and Taps Miller. -- Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2003 Title Sponsor