Culver City Crossroads
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Black Talkies on Parade begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film Scott Joplin. Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 bio-pic stars Billy Dee Williams and features Clifton Davies, Art Carney and music legend Eubie Blake. The film tells the story of Joplin also known as the “King of Ragtime.” Joplin composed many of the genre’s greatest hits including the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer and helped bring ragtime to a wider audience.