And that's just what the Knight brothers do in this modern retelling of the "12 Dancing Princesses" story. In this version, Reverend Knight lives in Harlem with his 12 sons and their constantly worn out shoes. Every housekeeper he hires just can't keep track of them until a mysterious woman named "Sunday" shows up on their front steps. She puts the brothers to work cleaning, makes delicious food and outwits them at their own dancing. But best of all, she brings the Reverend and his boys together as a family. You can almost feel the rhythm and music in the boisterous pictures and I loved the happy ending!
pictures by Kadir Nelson 1999