Esther Anderson won an NAACP Image Award for her performance in A Warm December, 1973.

A Warm December (1973)

Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this whirlwind romance as the recently widowed Dr. Matt Younger who meets Catherine (Esther Anderson) while in London with his daughter. As Matt gets closer to Catherine, her secrets unfold. Tender and fantastically romantic, the film combines narrative elements of Roman Holiday and Love Story. Showing the idea of love as the be-all-end-all, the story is centrally focused around whether our beautiful couple can end up together.

A Warm December will screen at IU Cinema in glorious 35mm!
Dr. Gates is the author of Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture (2018)
Sidney Poitier directed and starred in A Warm December.
The song Nonqonqo (To Those We Love) is performed in A Warm December. Music and Lyrics by Miriam Makeba. Sung by Letta Mbulu. Here Makeba performs.

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Earl Calloway of the Chicago Defender: “At last we have a film in “A Warm December” that presents Blacks in a three-dimensional life-style. Now showing at the United Artists Theatre, blacks and whites have an opportunity to see a portrait of two humans involved in normal living experiences.”

from the Chicago Defender

Love! I’m in Love! continues next week! ❤️✨💕

  • Aaron Loves Angela on 2/17 at IU Cinema at 7PM
  • Dr. Allyson Field discusses Recovering Black Love on Screen: Early Film and the Legacies of Racialized Performance on 2/21 12:15PM in Franklin Hall 312, Hosted by the Media School’s Media Arts and Sciences Colloquium.


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