THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS
LA PERMISSION
1968, Xenon Pictures, 87 min, France, Dir: Melvin Van Peebles

Legendary director Melvin Van Peebles delivers a biting indictment of racism in this transgressive love story based on his book, La Permission. THE STORY OF A THREE-DAY PASS follows Turner (Harry Baird), a black U.S. soldier stationed at a military base outside Paris, who is smitten with Miriam (Nicole Berger), a sensitive young woman he meets at a nightclub. A romance ensues, eventually sparking the attention of Turner’s disapproving captain (Hal Brav) and inviting angry insults from others.


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