Spring Film Series: Cabin In The Sky

Our fourth and last movie in the series is Cabin In The Sky from 1943. Here’s all you need to know: Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Butterfly McQueen, Ruby Dandridge! If you know who these people are you already know you’re coming to see this film, don’t
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Spring Film Series: Do the Right Thing

The third of four films in our series is Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing from 1989. Spike Lee is one of Americas greatest film makers and has made what is probably the most consistently provocative, entertaining, funny, honest and racially charged set of movies. Do The Right Thing tells the story of one block
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Spring Film Series: Black Orpheus

The second of four in our series of great Black Cinema is Black Orpheus (1959) by French director Marcel Camus. This retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice takes place in a Brazilian slum (favela) during Carnival and features an all black Brazilian cast. This is a gorgeous film, full of color and
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Spring Film Series: Lost Boundaries

Our spring film series consists of four classic films of Black Cinema and leads off with Lost Boundaries, an extraordinary Hollywood release from 1949 that is now largely forgotten. The film is based on the true story of Dr. Albert C. Johnston and his family who passed for white in a small New England town […]
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Crooklyn (1994)

Spike Lee directs this semi-autobiographical tale of a large family sharing a Brooklyn apartment in the early 1970s. The story focuses on Troy, whose musican father and schoolteacher mother work hard to provide for her and her four unruly brothers.  Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four
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Film Series: Save The Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon won a Best Actor Oscar in 1974 for his gripping performance as Harry Stoner, a Los Angeles dress manufacturer whose business is on the skids. In a desperate move (and against the dictates of his conscience), he hires an arsonist to torch his building so he can collect the insurance payout. Jack Gilford
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Film Series: Real Women Have Curves (2002)

America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who’s struggling to break free from her mother’s old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she’s needed in her
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