Director Michael Roemer on his seminal 60s drama Nothing But a Man

Posted on October 2, 2013

‘If you look at anyone’s life, it’s pretty crazy. That you don’t end up on the rocks somewhere is just a miracle’ … director Michael Roemer. Photograph: Harold Shapiro.

He fled the Nazis for a British boarding school – then made a shocking drama about segregation in the deep south. Michael Roemer talks fate, family and sadistic governesses In the last 10 days, I have seen three films by Roemer: two documentaries and Nothing But a Man, his first feature, shot in 1963…if I could reach out and grab your collar I would: do whatever you can to see these films.

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