Monday, June 8, 2015

Post-film Skype discussion with Colman Domingo! Rhonda Ross, daughter of Diana Ross & Berry Gordy, in person!

8:00pm SOLD OUT, screening only added at 10:00pm

High-definition digital projection

“The men love me, the women love me…Me. Mahogany.” Black Summer Nights is thrilled to kick off Gay Pride Month with this one-of-a-kind melodrama turned camp classic starring Diana Ross as a working class woman whose meteoric rise from shopgirl to high fashion model to haute couture designer is challenged by her relationships with a dashing politician (Billy Dee Williams) and a malevolent gay photographer (Anthony Perkins). For our guest tonight, Tony award-winning actor, singer and playwright Colman Domingo (SELMA, PASSING STRANGE), seeing MAHOGANY at an early age was deeply inspiring. He writes, “With a heavy dose of Fashion Fair makeup, Halston-esque gowns, wigs and lashes, Mahogany became the fairy god mother for all little black gay boys to seek the diamonds and rubies in their dreams.” Prepare to be dazzled by this fabulously fun and hilarious film!

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1975
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Director Berry Gordy

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