A Soldier’s Story
Director: Norman Jewison Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 1984
Starring: Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, Denzel Washington, Howard Rollins, Robert Townsend
Presented by Pyramid Theater Company and Varsity Cinema. In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. Military lawyer, Captain Davenport—also a black man—is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill the Master Sergeant.