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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Georgia, Georgia (1972)


Georgia, Georgia is a 1972 Swedish-American drama film directed by Stig Björkman. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival. Its screenplay, written by Maya Angelou, is the first screenplay written by a black woman; Angelou also wrote the film's soundtrack, despite having very little additional input in the making of the film. -wiki

Acclaimed actress Diana Sands and Dirk Benedict star in this provocative romantic drama. While performing in Sweden, black singer Georgia (Diana Sands, The Landlord, Honeybaby, Honeybaby, Willie Dynamite) falls in love with white photographer Michael Winters. The romance is scorned upon by Georgia's black traveling companion Alberta (Minnie Gentry, Black Cesar, Greased Lightning), who is most upset by the interracial relationship as Alberta despises all whites with a vengeance, and it is her hatred that formulates the film's explosive climax.