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The Workers United Film Festival, in association with the Castillo Theatre, presents:

Three Performances Only!

Friday May 11 at 7:30 PM    •    Saturday May 12 at 2 PM    •    Saturday May 12 at 7:30 PM


Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he grows too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is harassed and denied opportunities to perform or travel-- and branded a traitor to his country. Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

The production features much fiery oratory and some of Robeson's famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

Written, performed and produced by Tayo Aluko    •    Directed by Olusola Oyeleye