Just our luck it’s not being screened here, but for our readers in the U.K., there’s going to be a very rare screening of the very rarely seen, early Sidney Poitier movie The Mark of the Hawk at the British Film Institute, located at the Southbank Centre in London, on Saturday March 17th at 2PM (or 14:00 as they say over there).
In the 1957 Universal film which co-stars Eartha Kitt, Poitier plays a “rising African nationalist leader, who struggles for his people’s freedom in the face of bloodthirsty colonials, disorganized Africans and a hot-headed brother. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, its preachiness and opposition to ‘Godless communism’ fails to conceal the timeliness of its message.“
Yeah I know… Sounds pretty intriguing doesn’t it? How obscure is this film? Even I haven’t even seen it! That’s how obscure it is. Hopefully one day it’ll turn up on Turner Classic Movies cable channel.
Here’s is a clip from the film with Kitt. If this doesn’t make you even more interested to see the film then nothing will: