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Posted by Thomas Shevory at 2:13PM   |  5 comments
Josephine Baker

FLEFF scored a major coup today, when we received word from her agent, that actor, dancer, and celebrity Josephine Baker would be attending this year's FLEFF.  "I've had a long-running interest in FLEFF," declared Ms. Baker, "especially in terms of the festival's expanded definition of 'environment.'" 

Ms. Baker was apparently at first quite intrigued that an environmental film festival would screen her classic silent film "Siren of the Tropics."  But, upon reflection, she noted that it makes sense "in light of UNESCO's definition of sustainability," which includes references to human rights, gender politics, social justice, and cultural diversity. 

She also expressed admiration for the acting skills of Cynthia Henderson ("One of my favorites,") and the jazz performances of Fe Nunn and Friends.  "Can't wait to see it," she said.  "Death itself could not keep me from this event."  

Ms. Baker was not at first certain  that she would be able to attend, given her  busy schedule, but thought, "April 1st was a perfect day to make the announcement."

Please join Ms. Baker for a screening of Siren of the Tropics, at Cinemapolis, Saturday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., w/ live music performed by Fe Nunn and Friends, and spoken word performed by Cynthia Henderson.


5 Comments

Very funny Tom. I had a strong feeling that this was a April Fools posting. Once I checked online and saw that the actress wasn't even still alive, well then I knew for sure. Ha ha.

Haha good one! I believed it! Good thing you did your research Matt!

I thought, my God there is nothing that Patty and Tom can't do.

I was so excited when I saw this last night I shouted out, "NO WAY JOSEPHINE BAKER IS COMING TO FLEFF!!?!? she must be over a hundred!" in a public place... and then I felt very embarrassed when I realized it was an April Fools

"Death itself could not keep me from this event."= best line ever. Very clever.



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