The Portland Black Film Festival presents this rare 35mm print!
AND THE PREACHER (1972): Sidney Poitier stars as Buck, a trail guide
leading former slaves to homesteads in the West. Harry Belafonte is the
Preacher, a con-man minister who is forced into helping Buck in his
dangerous work. When groups of vicious white men and bounty hunters
become hellbent on terrorizing and stopping the wagon trains from
heading West, Buck and the Preacher are forced to fight back by any
means necessary. Directed by Sidney Poitier, this revolutionary black
western was a heavy influence on DJANGO UNCHAINED.