The remarkable film Hallelujah will be screened Thursday night at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The brainchild of artfully named director King Vidor, the movie was filmed in 1928 — entirely in Memphis — and released in 1929. It was a novelty in that it featured sound (the first “talkie” had been released in 1927). More significantly, the cast was entirely African American. As Greg Akers wrote in our September issue, “Hallelujah is a major milestone in the history of American cinema, as well as an important early artifact of mainstream African-American culture.” Read the entire feature here.