Lost in the Stars
Stephen Kumalo is a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity, and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with his father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart Irina, and his heroic determination to tell the truth no matter the cost set the stage for a tragic climax of epic proportion. The American Film Theatre's Lost in the Stars transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression into a tragic and beautiful film musical.