DVD Review by Kam Williams
Headline: DVD Recounts the Enduring Marriage and Careers of Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder
Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder have been happily-married for over fifty years. During that time span, the talented couple has not only raised their son, Leo, but they’ve supported each other’s every creative endeavor and enjoyed enduring careers in the arts.
Geoffrey, meanwhile, was born in
But the 6’6” gentle giant made his way to
His myriad talents led to noteworthy accomplishments as a dancer, actor, director, choreographer, costume and set designer, painter and musician. Although his stage career peaked when he won a Tony Award for directing The Wiz, is probably most recognized as the pitchman for a series of TV commercials for 7-Up in the phenomenally successful “Un-Cola” ad campaign.
Furthermore, Geoffrey’s left his mark on
As engagingly-chronicled by co-directors Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob, Carmen & Geoffrey stands as a fitting tribute to a pair of extraordinary overachievers and as a touching portrait of over a half century of black-on-black love and of lives very well lived.
Excellent (4 stars)
Running time: 80 minutes
Studio: First Run Features
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