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TREASURE CHEST: Irish are the blacks of Europe in "The Comittments" (1991)

Ireland is a country of workers and simple folks. It’s situated on an isolated island and as such is considered as a god forsaken land by the continental people. 659 more words

Treasure Chest

A Girl: A Shoe: A Prince

By Linda Holmes

“Woman gives birth to a gourd.”

This is the opening to the description of an Italian variant of the Cinderella folk tale — or, really, a relative of one of its relatives — taken from a book called… 4,746 more words


Get Prepared for Oscar Night - Exploring the Movies in L.A. Exhibitions

Its Oscar Time! – The 87th Academy Awards Ceremony is February 22, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2014 and will take place February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 328 more words

Cultural Happenings


Even the buffiest of old movie buffs are likely to think of Al Jolson’s THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) as the first sound film, notwithstanding the fact that it is mostly silent (part-talkie with bits of spoken dialogue in addition to musical segments). 211 more words


Gone Crazy

Director Tony Cunningham Cast Emmanuel Shangase Producer Mitch Dyter Roy Dlamini Writer Lorraine Philbrick Pepsi Mabizela DOP 94 more words
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Pre-Code Adventures in Hollywood

Dear Reader, we have a confession: we are very old-fashioned. You know, the type who believes dessert is incomplete without whipped cream – and the more the better. 608 more words

Pre-Code Hollywood

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Celebrate your freedom with us Mzansi! What are your plans for the weekend? Who is tuning in to the #MayibuyeFilmFestival

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