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JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana

Overview

Genre
History, Culture, and Minorities
Synopsis

JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana
A documentary film by Leslie Cunningham

Logline:

Brown-skin showgirls, whites-only audiences, and the brave African-American showman who left an extraordinary legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams.

Synopsis:

Step right up, folks! The last remaining great troupers are finally telling their stories about 'Harlem in Havana', one of America’s most successful traveling shows that influenced entertainment and popular culture in the mid-20th century. Also unearthed is the life and lore of African-American showman Leon Claxton, a little-known civil rights hero whose vision, passion and determination produced a multi-cultural stage show that still resonates today.

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Stage
in production
Running time
60 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
TRIBES Entertainment
Years of Production
5
Locations
Tampa, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; Durham, North Carolina; San Diego, CA

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Seeking international festivals
Distribution
Seeking international distribution partners
Language
English and Spanish
Subtitles
Yes

Photos

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