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Bushman (1971)

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Jack Nance, Elaine Featherstone, Patrick Gleeson
Director: David Schickele
Plot Sypnosis:

In 1968, Peace Corps veteran David Schickele enlisted his friend Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam to star in a light-hearted comedy about the adventures of a young Nigerian intellectual in San Francisco. Using a docu-fictional style reminiscent of Cassavetes' Shadows, the film observes the foibles of late 1960s African-American culture with an outsider's incisive eye. The result is a vibrant snapshot of the nation's racial politics, from interracial romance to cross-cultural misunderstandings and countercultural joy. The film morphs into a documentary when the director's voice abruptly intrudes to narrate its star’s enraging fate: Okpokam was accused of a crime he did not commit and was thrown in prison before being expelled from the country.

Bushman has been restored by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Peter Conheim, Cinema Preservation Alliance. A Milestone Films & Video and Kino Lorber Release.

Product Extras :
  • Give Me a Riddle (a documentary by David Schickele, 1966, 67 minutes)
  • Tuscarora (a documentary by David Schickele, 1992, 58 minutes)
  • Audio commentary by film historian Daniel Kremer and filmmaker Rob Nilsson
  • Audio commentary of an archival interview
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1971
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: Blu-ray New 4K Restoration
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4