Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart. Cast: Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Raymond St. When his assistant sacrifices his own life for the pawnbroker during a robbery, Sol is finally confronted with the inherent goodness of the human spirit. Harriet Beecher Stowe's nineteenth-century classic story of the pre-Civil war South. A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60's. Joanna, the caucasian daughter of a publisher, Matthew Drayton, and his patrician wife, Christina, returns home with her new fiance, John, a distinguished black doctor. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee Majors, Barbara Hershey, Yaphet Kotto, Arch Johnson, Chill Wills, Lola Falana, Fayard Nicholas, Dub Taylor. Based on a true story, the special features include an interview with the real Chris Gardner. Special features: Making pursuit: an Italian take on the American dream; Father and son: on screen and off; The man behind the movie: a conversation with Chris Gardner; Inside the Rubik's Cube; "I can" song; director's commentary. But it's when her perfect match, Mark, enters the picture that Kenya is truly thrown into confusion and ultimately, must decide what she truly wants. Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA, Lymari Nadal, Roger Guenveur Smith. Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem.
A rare collection of early Our Gang and Little Rascals television episodes poking fun at colored folks. Cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin. Meanwhile, Amos 'n' Andy, after spending the night in a haunted house, find the deed. This was a Negro (usually genuine, sometimes a white man in blackface) who would stick his head through a hole and taunt the suckers, who paid a nickel for the privilege of throwing baseballs at the African Dodger. As the years pass, each of the four women realizes that she has been living out an emotionally fruitless existence. An old-fashioned Southern colonel has disowned his daughter for marrying a Yankee and resists all entreaties for a reconciliation until he succumbs to the charms of his little granddaughter. "White and Black in Black and White: Management of Race and Sexuality in the Coupling of Child-Star Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson." Velvet Light Trap Spring97 Issue 39, p52-65, 14p, UC users only Directed by Archie L. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan. Special DVD features: Commentary by actor Le Var Burton and Black Cultural scholars Herb Boyd and Ed Guerrera; 2 vingage musical shorts: "Rufus Jones for president", featuring Ethel Waters and 7-year-old Sammy Davis Jr.; "An all-colored vaudeville show", featuring Adelaide Hall and the Nicholas Brothers; theatrical trailer. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1993. Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley. "Making Believe: Show Boat, Race, and Romance, 1925-1957." In: Edna Ferber's Hollywood : American fictions of gender, race, and history / J. Smyth ; foreword by Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010. Featuring Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Eldon Grant, Roy Emerton, Marcelle Rogez. Paul Robeson is in fine voice in this musical drama about a GI who, after he accidentally kills a man, escapes into the desert where he joins an African tribe to avoid punishment. DVD 7282; also supplement on DVD X6585 Directed by David Butler. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5. "White and Black in Black and White: Management of Race and Sexuality in the Coupling of Child-Star Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson." Velvet Light Trap Spring97 Issue 39, p52-65, 14p, UC users only Performers: Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA E169 . "Lost Boundaries: Racial Interterminacy as Whiteness." In: Visions of belonging : family stories, popular culture, and postwar democracy, 1940-1960 / Judith E. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks E169 . "Race, Gender and Psychoanalysis in Forties Film: Lost Boundaries, Home of the Brave and The Quiet One." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. "The Buddy Politic." In: Screening the male : exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Cast: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. In this interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant who's family was expelled from Uganda under the reign of dictator, Idi Amin. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster and Richard Kiley. A black teenage girl living in Brooklyn dreams of medical school, a family, and an escape from the generational poverty of the inner city. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn. in 1963 which killed four young African America girls.
Starring the Our Gang characters, including Spanky, Alfalfa, Stymie, Darla, Porky, Buckwheat, Butch, Wheezer, Chubby, Waldo, and Hattie Mc Daniel. Richard must find the deed to his family property before he can marry Jean. "In the early twentieth century, many American carnivals and fun fairs featured an "African Dodger". Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white. Cast: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Bill Robinson, John Lodge, Evelyn Venable, Hattie Mc Daniel. All-back cast in Marc Connelly fable portrays the story of God in His heaven and his people on earth as told to a group of Sunday school children. "Black Music, White Movies." In: Slow fade to black : the Negro in American film, 1900-1942 / Thomas Cripps. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. DVD 7387 Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Special features: Interviews with Jon Davison, Curtis Hanson and Sam Fuller's widow, Christa Lang-Fuller; interview with dog trainers Karl Lewis-Miller; rare photos from the films production; booklet featuring essays by critics J. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life. Defying both Miriam's racist husband and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Jerard Washington, Chiquita Jackson, Kisha Richardson. Masculinity in the interracial buddy film Jefferson, N. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Based on a true story, this television production looks at events surrounding the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
An independently produced horror film featuring an all-black cast. DVD X787; also DVD X1639 Directed by Directed by Tay Garnett. Cast: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and his band, Katherine Dunham and her troupe, Fats Waller, Nicholas Brothers. "Performing 'Stormy Weather': Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, and Katherine Dunham." South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association, vol. Based on Tales of Uncle Remus by Joe Chandler Harris. Nick, the proprietor of a Bourbon Street gambling joint, an artistic haven for African-American musicans who gather and jam from dusk til dawn, falls in love with an opera-singing socialite. Cast: Lloyd Bridges, James Edwards, Frank Lovejoy, Douglas Dick, Steve Brodie, Jeff Corey. Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. A race relations drama about a military murder at a black army base near the end of World War II, and the subsequent investigation of the murder. Special features: Production notes, March to freedom documentary narrated by Paul Winfield, director Norman Jewison's commentary, original theatrical trailer, bonus theatrical trailer. While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for a wealthy family, Claudine meets a charming garbage man, Roop. "From Blaxploitation to African American Film." In: The films of the seventies : a social history / by William J. With the LAPD and the FBI after them, they each become dependent on the other to survive. A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles in this provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. In August of 1991, an African American boy (Gavin Cato) was accidentally killed by a car driven by a Hasidic Jewish man in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
Cast: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan. Petunia Jackson, a poor but devout woman, is burdened with a shiftless husband called Little Joe. A delightful musical strung together with a silly romantic show biz script. After losing his nightclub Nick tries over the course of many years to get jazz the respect and audience it deserves. "A paralyzed African-American war veteran Private Peter Moss (Edwards) begins to walk again only when he confronts his fear of forever being an "outsider." The film utilizes the recurrent theme of a diverse group of men being subjected to the horror of war and their individual reactions, in this case, the hell of jungle combat against the Japanese in WW II. Contents: Disc 7: The adoption -- Leroy's suits-- The convention -- Ready made family -- Kingfish gets drafted -- Disc 8. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. But although Roop is smitten with the lovely single mother, his own life trials make him slow to respond to her invitation to a lifetime of love. Four hours later Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered in retaliation.
After a biblical and historical prologue detailing the evolution of the idea of democracy through the creation, flood, the crucifixion of Christ, the discovery of America, the signing of the Declaration of Independenc and the Civil War, the present-day threat to this idea by autocratic powers is dramatized. Helene Hallier, an ambitious by innocent would-be young chorine, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub sensation. Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential 19th century story of the pre-Civil war South. An all-Black cast film which depicts the life of a rural southern Black family written according to racist stereotypes prevalent in 1929. Cast: Claudette Colbert (Beatrice "Bea" Pullman), Warren William (Stephen Archer), Ned Sparks (Elmer Smith, Louise Beavers (Aunt Delilah). Written variously by Bob Ross, Dave Schwartz, Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Paul West, and Jay Sommers. (Andy) ; Tim Moore (Kingfish) ; Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) ; Amanda Randolph (Mama) ; Johnny Lee (Calhoun). The idea of a "white dog" is dehumanizing, but accusations of racism toward Fuller were perhaps derived from a misunderstanding of the film's content, as well as intent. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle. Son, Walter Lee wants to start his own business while his mom wishes to spend her days in a little house of her own. Cast: Elena Shevchenko, Gilbert Giles, Patrick Godfrey, Gina Delio, Hayward Boling, Debra Jo Jackson, Stephen Parris. C." Carson, Lisa Arrindell, Blanche Baker, Nathaniel "Afrika" Hall, Julia Campbell. Stesha eventually leads them to Cryptz, a strip club where not everything is as it seems. Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn.
Harkness, Doris Doscher, Charles Graham, Ben Hendricks, Alice Gale, John Reinhardt, Gertrude Braun. "The Making of Birth of a Race: The Emerging Politics of Identity in Silent Film." In: The birth of whiteness : race and the emergence of U. Porter (1903, 17 min.); and Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minot Films Release, Inc., directed by Irwing Cummings (1914; 42 min.). Cast: Josephine Baker, Helene Hallier, Andre Luguet, Pepa Bonafe, Gretchikine, Madame Komakova, Ludovic, Lila Nikolska, Skibinne, Tiller's Follies Girls, Ruth Zackey and the Hoffmann Girls. Haynes, Nina Mae Mc Kinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Fanny Belle De Knight, Everett Mc Garrity, Victoria Spivey, Dixie Jubilee Singers. Subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this moving story became itself a battle for human rights. Based on the novel 'Quality' by Cid Ricketts Sumner. New York: Free Press; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish. "The Black Image in Protective Custody: Hollywood's Biracial Buddy Films of the Eighties." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. With frequent point-of-view shots from the dog's perspective, Fuller makes a case for his thesis, which is that racism is "a disease created by man" and that infecting the animal is itself a form of violence. A ,000 insurance benefit creates conflicting dreams within a Chicago ghetto family. Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, this television mini-series depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression. Special features: Commentary with director Billy Wirth, writer Tyrone Atkins and actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, the making of Mac Arthur Park, U. After meeting Stesha, though, their hopes and dreams suddenly seem a little closer to reality -- if only they can convince her to pair up with them.
Our protagonist is lodge member Bert Williams, described as a "walking delegate," who is clearly in arrears with both the saloon's barkeep, Hostetter Johnson, and with the lodge itself. ": Lost Boundaries and the Moral Landscape of Race." In: Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929-1949 Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007. Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds that she is able to pass for white. He flowers under her care and even fashions his speech after hers. Murphy plays a very wealthy and pampered African prince who comes to America in search of a bride. "Africa from the American Lens: A Comparative View of the Films Sheena and Coming to America." SORAC Journal of African Studies: Society of Research on African Cultures, vol. ""This is a thriller, and it's also a complete metaphor," said Sam Fuller of his controversial feature which went unreleased theatrically for ten years. Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War. "The Black Image in Protective Custody: Hollywood's Biracial Buddy Films of the Eighties." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. Features a who's who of the West Coasts's top rap artists. A stirring dramatization of unsung small-town citizens during the civil rights struggle in the early 1960s who risked their lives to bring change to the grassroots level. Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona M. Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Will Rokos, Milo Addica, Coronji Calhoun, Peter Boyle.
Their leader, Brother Scott, is a lawyer who disapproves of gambling-- although, after breaking up a poker game, he doesn't object to appropriating others' winnings. Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan. Film uses actual recordings by Parker skillfully blending his solo recordings with modern musicians attuned to the Yardbird's improvisations. Clara Mayfield, a Jamaican housekeeper, enters the Harts' luxurious suburban Baltimore home as an interloper, but her unshakable dignity and bounteous humor act like sunshine on the tight bud of David's soul. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley. Now it's up to an animal trainer to try to change the vicious dog. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. Aided by friends outside prison, Killa Pop plans an ingenious escape and a brutal payback. Cast: Danny Glover, Vondie Curtis Hall, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Loretta Devine, Glynn Turman.
WWII movie featuring what Donald Bogle has called the movies' representation of "New Negro" in the military (an increasingly sympathetic image in the war and post-war years). When Little Joe is seriously wounded in a fight and seems about to die, the forces of heaven and hell begin a battle for his soul. Horne sings the title song, Waller does a rendition of "Ain't misbehavin". "Singing prettily : Lena Horne in Hollywood." In: In the space of a song : the uses of song in film / Richard Dyer. The soldier's comrades include his lifelong white friend Finch (Bridges), whose death leaves him racked with guilt; redneck-bigot corporal (Brodie); and troubled Sergeant Mingo (Lovejoy). "Home of the brave." In: The war film / edited and with an introduction by Robert Eberwein. Traffic violations -- The society party -- Kingfish's secretary-- The new neighbors -- Vacation. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. For the following three days, the Heights experienced riots and racial tensions. Moses forge a friendship based on a mutual love of rap music and dance. Cast: Kent Faulcon, Berlinda Tolbert, David Raibon, Ron Bottitta, Christopher May, Leon Morenzie, Sam Jones. Cast: Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, Kellee Stewart, Robert Curtis Brown.
Bataan features Kenneth Spencer as a black demolitions expert who figures prominantly and heroically in the action of the movie. A thinly veild dramatization of the life of dancer Bill Robinson. In the film's crucial scene, the doctor (Corey) forces Moss to overcome his paralysis by yelling a racial slur; from this point on, Moss will never again kowtow to prejudice." [Wikipedia] Based upon an original play by Arthur Laurents. DVD 7390 Selected episodes from the 1950's television sit com which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Cast: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen Mc Nally, Sidney Poitier. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Steve Cochran. Cast: Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Charles Cane. Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. A romantic musical of Magnolia Hawks who grew up on the riverboat, Cotton Blossom. "The Black Image in Protective Custody: Hollywood's Biracial Buddy Films of the Eighties." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs. The efforts of an African American youth leader and a Hasidic rabbi bring the polarized communities together. Two groups that have suffered persecution throughout the centuries embrace tolerance and discover that progress is possible. A successful New York lawer and gay African American man comes home to rural Louisiana to investigate the lynching death of the also gay childhood friend. Percy Jones is the understandably proud father of Theresa.
Contents: Introduction (2 min.) -- A Natural born gambler (1916, si. Young man in rear seat tries to attract young lady's attention. Young man picks it up and hands it to her, and then begins to make love to her. Cast: Josephine Baker, Micheline Presle, George Marchal, Raymond Aimos, Jean Tissier, Gabrielle Dorziat, Saturnin Fabre, Marguerite Perry, Lucien Baroux. Cast: Zack Williams, Laura Bowman, Alfred Grant, Spencer Williams, Daisy Buford. Contents: Disc 5: Hospitalization -- The antique shop -- Rare coin (also on vhs Video/C 9639) -- Young girl's mother -- The girl upstairs -- Disc 6. Her life is transformed by the friendship of two women who help her find self-respect and the courage to change her life. Soon they form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius in the fading musician. Based on the novel: The human stain by Philip Roth. Critically acclaimed drama that invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce Mc Gill, Irma P. Vincent is a cool, calculating contract killer at the top of his game.