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Nothing But a Man - The Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris
Director: Michael Roemer
Plot Synopsis:

Michael Roemer’s groundbreaking first feature, sensitively shot by his close collaborator Robert M. Young, is a still-resonant expression of humanity in the face of virulent prejudice. Made at the height of the civil rights movement, Nothing but a Man reveals the toll of systemic racism through its honest portrait of a southern Black railroad worker (Ivan Dixon) confronting the daily challenges of discrimination and economic precarity, as he attempts to settle down with his new wife (jazz great Abbey Lincoln) and track down his father (Julius Harris). Admired by Malcolm X and now recognized as a landmark of American cinema, this tender film grounds its social critique in characters of unforgettable complexity and truth.


  • New, restored 4K digital master, approved by director Michael Roemer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • An Introduction to Michael Roemer, a new interview program featuring Roemer
  • Conversation from 2004 between Roemer and coproducer and cinematographer Robert M. Young
  • Program featuring archival interviews with actors Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, and Julius Harris
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gene Seymour

    New cover by Katya Mezhibovskaya
  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 20th, 2024
    Movie Release Year: 1967
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: The Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:91 Minutes
    New, restored 4K digital master, approved by director Michael Roemer
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:Uncompressed monaural soundtrack